UNITED BANKING ON THIS PARTNERSHIP FOR CLASHES AGAINST LEIPZIG AND CITY

Manchester United have a big week of football on their hands, with a crucial and deciding tie away in Germany against Leipzig and then a Manchester derby which will be taking place at the weekend.


The Red Devils have not been consistent enough this season, suffering unexpected losses and winning matches one would readily imagine they would lose. United have beaten the likes of Paris Saint-Germain in Paris and RB Leipzig at Old Trafford (both in the Champions League) already this season but have had to suffer terrible defeats at home already in the League this season.

They continued their fine form on the road with another comeback win against West Ham United at the London Stadium, easing the upset PSG mounted on them following the French Champions' win at Old Trafford.

In their next and final Champions League game against German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, Manchester United must avoid a loss if they want to find themselves in the next stage of the Champions League.

They are level on points with the German side, with both teams on 9 points each, and if they fail to beat Julian Nagelsmann's side, they will be dropping down to the Europa League.

The win against West Ham created a platform for manager Olé Gunnar Solksjaer to try out a partnership that he may yet be needing again for his forthcoming fixtures if he is going to secure the much-needed wins for the club.

Bruno Fernandes started the game on the bench, as Pogba and Van de Beek were given the nod to start the game. However, Olé had to introduce Fernandes later in the game before the Portuguese showed just how much instrumental and effective he is as he changed his game after his introduction.

Fernandes assisted Pogba for the leveler against West Ham after initially trailing by 1-0. Fernandes was also all over the pitch as United came back to win the game 3-1. The belief is that Olé may be looking to start both midfield superstars to get the much-needed result he needs and hand United a last-16 stage appearance.