Early team news: RB Leipzig could be without four players for Man Utd clash

The Champions League returns to Old Trafford on Wednesday evening as Manchester United host RB Leipzig. 

United made the perfect start to the so-called ‘group of death’ with a superb away performance against Paris Saint-Germain, and can assert their authority in the group with victory over last year’s semi-finalists.

Leipzig are currently top of the Bundesliga with four wins and a draw from five games, and beat Istanbul Basaksehir 2-0 in their opening group game.

But it has been revealed that manager Julian Nagelsmann could be without four players for the fixture at Old Trafford.

As per United’s official website, defender Lukas Klostermann, and midfielders Tyler Adams and Konrad Laimer are all likely to be missing with knee problems.

Meanwhile, Amadou Haidara will also be unavailable after retuning a positive COVID-19 test.

And according to German outlet Kicker, right-back Nordi Mukiele could also be out after picking a thigh injury. Mukiele has made six appearances this term so would be a key absentee from Nagelsmann’s side.

But highly-rated central defender Dayot Upamecano is likely to start against the Reds.

While United’s opponents have several injury problems to contend with, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should have a full complement of players to choose from that featured against Chelsea on Saturday.

United’s website notes that Eric Bailly and Jessie Lingard are so far the only confirmed players that won’t be available for the fixture, leaving Solskjaer with plenty of selection dilemmas.

Anthony Martial should return to the team after serving the second game of his domestic suspension on Saturday and there could finally be a start for Donny van de Beek in midfield.

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