Aab Aalborg v Manchester United UCL preview

Manchester United are traveling to Denmark to face AaB Aalborg, where they hope to lead Group E with a convincing first win over the Champions League first timers. Aalborg could quit their first European battle with a goalless draw against Glasgow Celtic in Scotland and Aalborg’s Scottish manager Bruce Rioch hope to record another good result against the Champions League holder.

Although the Danish side seems hidden for Sir Alex Ferguson, United are ready for this away test in Match day 2. Fergie’s boys recorded their first win against Bolton last Saturday and they are looking to continue their good form against the Danish champion.

Gary Neville and Owen Hargreaves have been left out of the squad. Neville has just returned to the starting line-up after being slide-lined for 18 months while Hargreaves still suffering from his knee injury which has limited his appearances since his move from Bayern Munich last summer.
Skipper absence will allow Wes Brown to start the game as right back and return to the action, he was left out after Liverpool defeat, while it is expected that Wayne Rooney will start the game from the bench even he scored a goal during Bolton’s game. Berbatov will be looking to score his first goal with Manchester United shirt. The Bulgarian striker who is valued, £26 million, as Aalborg’s budget for seven years is believed that he is progressing by the time and he will score very soon.

The only problem Sir Alex Ferguson could face is to choose his Midfielders. Cristiano Ronaldo is the only name guaranteed to start while the others are really hard to guess. Although we believe Scholes will be back to the starting XI.

Aalborg may miss two of their key players, midfielders Jeppe Curth and Kasper Risgaard, who missed today training with minor injuries but they are expected to play tomorrow.

Will United win tomorrow?


Match facts:

Date: Tuesday, 30th September 2009
Kickoff: 19:45 BST
Ground: Energi Nord Arena

Manchester United squad: Van der Sar, Amos, Rafael, Brown, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evans, Evra, O’Shea, Fletcher, Ronaldo, Anderson, Scholes, Park, Giggs, Nani, Gibson, Berbatov, Tevez, Rooney, Welbeck.

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