Man Utd vs Atalanta LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news as Rashford STARTS, Pogba BENCHED for clash – latest updates

MANCHESTER UNITED face Atalanta for the first time in the club's history in the Champions League.

And the Red Devils are in need of a win, seeing as the Italian visitors currently top the group thanks to a draw at Villarreal was followed up by a 1-0 win over Young Boys.

  • Start time: 8pm BST
  • TV/Live stream: BT Sport 2
  • Man Utd XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Freeed, Fernandes, McTominay, Rashford, Greenwood, Ronaldo
  • Atalanta XI: To follow

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What time does Man Utd vs Atalanta kick off?

  • Man Utd take on Atalanta on Wednesday, October 18 – TODAY.
  • The match kicks off at 8pm UK time – 9pm in Italy.
  • It will be played at Old Trafford.
  • Man Utd and Atalanta have never played each other before.

What TV channel is Man Utd vs Atalanta on and can I live stream it?

  • Man Utd vs Atalanta is live on BT Sport 2.
  • Coverage commences at 7pm – one hour before kick-off.
  • To stream the game live, head to the BT Sport website or app.

Can I watch Man Utd vs Atalanta for free?

  • EE customers can get BT Sport INCLUDED to their plan at no extra cost if they are on a plan with Smart Benefits – simply log in to EE and choose BT Sport app.
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  • At the end of the three months you will automatically roll onto the £15 per month subscription unless cancelled.
  • Giacomo Pisa

    SECOND HALF SPECIALISTS

    Ten of Atalanta’s last 11 goals in the UEFA Champions League have been scored in the second half of games.

    The only exception being Remo Freuler’s goal after six minutes against Villarreal on MD1.

    It ain't over till it's over…

  • Giacomo Pisa

    DRESSING ROOM VIEW

    The calm before the storm…

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ATALANTA BENCH

    These are the options off the bench for Gian Piero Gasperini:

    13 Pezzella, 99 Piccoli, 42 Zapata, 31 Rossi, 18 Malinovskiy, 66 Lovato, 59 Miranchuk, 57 Sportiello

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ATALANTA STARTING XI

    And here's how tonight's visitors line-up:

    1 Musso, 6 Luis Palomino, 15 de Roon, 28 Demiral, 3 Maehle, 7 Koopmeiners, 77 Zappacosta, 11 Freuler , 88 Pasalic, 9 Muriel, 72 Ilicic

  • Giacomo Pisa

    MATCH ODDS

    • Manchester United win: 4/6
    • Draw: 16-5
    • Atalanta win: 4/1

    *All odds from Betfair and correct at time of publication.

    OLD TRAFFORD ARRIVALS

    The Red Devils are in the building!

    MANCHESTER UNITED BENCH

    Here's a full look at the Red Devils bench:

    26 Henderson, 27 Telles, 3 Bailly, 20 Dalot, 14 Lingard, 8 Mata, 31 Matic, 6 Pogba, 34 van de Beek, 7 Cavani, 25 Sancho, 36 Elanga

    SOLSKJAER'S SIDE

    Marcus Rashford makes his first start of the season after coming off the bench to score against Leicester on Saturday.

    Fred also returns to the starting line-up, and McTominay also comes in.

    Jadon Sancho, Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba drop to the bench.

    MANCHESTER UNITED XI

    The Red Devils have named their starting line-up a few minutes early.

    And here's a look at it:

    1 De Gea, 29 Wan Bissaka, 5 Maguire, 2 Lindelof, 23 Shaw, 17 Fred, 39 McTominay, 10 Rashford, 18 Fernandes, 11 Greenwood, 7 Ronaldo.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      RON'S RECORD

      Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 18 goals in 23 Champions League appearances against Italian sides.

      This is his first appearance in the competition against an Italian side since April 2018.

      His last minute penalty for Real Madrid against Juventus that day took them through to the semi-finals.

      The 36-year-old will be desperate to continue his run against Italian sides tonight after not scoring in his last two games for United.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      GOALS GALORE

      Yesterday's action in the Champions League provided 35 goals in just eight games.

      With another eight games lined up for this evening, are we in for another night of goals?

    • Giacomo Pisa

      STAT ATTACK

      Manchester United have lost 58% of their UEFA Champions League games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

      They have lost seven out of 12 games in the competition under Solskjaer.

      That's the highest percentage of defeats by any manager to have taken charge of an English club on 10+ occasions in the competition.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      AS IT STANDS

      Here's a look at how Group F shapes up ahead of tonight's clashes.

      If Young Boys fail to beat Villarreal, Manchester United will top the group with victory tonight.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      MISSING MEN

      Gian Piero Gasperini meanwhile is set to be without a number of his key stars.

      Matteo Pessina, Robin Gosens, Hans Hateboer and Berat Djimsiti are all missing for La Dea.

      Centre-back Rafael Toloi could also be out after being forced off in the 4-1 win against Empoli on Sunday.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      OLE'S SQUAD NEWS

      Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed Harry Maguire came through the weekend's clash against Leicester unscathed after making his return from injury.

      He said: Anthony [Martial] joined in training today but he’s still not fit enough to join us [for the match].

      "Harry’s [Maguire] not had any reaction so he’s fine and good to go.

      "We didn’t lose anyone else from the game through injury at the weekend, so we’re, more or less, a full squad.

      "Raphael [Varane] is still not with us but Edinson [Cavani] and Fred are back available which is good for us."

    • Giacomo Pisa

      GOOD IN ENGLAND

      Atalanta have won three of their six UEFA European matches against English opponents (D1 L2).

      They beat Everton twice in the 2017-18 Europa League group stages.

      And Lea Dea also and beat Liverpool at Anfield in November 2020 in the Champions League.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      GOOD EVENING

      Welcome to our live blog of the Champions League clash between Manchester United and Atalanta.

      The Red Devils are looking to make it two wins on the bounce in Europe after the dramatic last gasp victory against Villarreal last time out.

      But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side come into the game on a torrid run of form.

      His side are winless in their two games since the Villarreal game, with that win being their only win in their last five.

      Pressure is beginning to mount on the Norwegian with a daunting run of fixtures on the horizon.

      And tonight’s opponents are sure to provide a stern test.

      La Dea currently top Group F after a win and a draw in their first two games, while United currently sit third on three points.

      A win tonight though could send Solskjaer’s side top of the group – depending on the result of the game between Young Boys and Villarreal in Bern.

      In team news Fred and Edinson Cavani could return for United after missing the weekend’s defeat against Leicester.

      Both men failed to return from international duty in South America in time to feature at the King Power.

      Raphael Varane and Anthony Martial remain sidelined.

      Kick off for tonight’s clash is 8pm, with full team news coming up in half an hour.

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