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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side need just a point to secure their progression to the Champions League knockout stages against Tuesday’s opponents, RB Leipzig.

The last time these two sides met was on match day two of the competition, where a strong second half performance from United gave the home side a 5-0 win over the German side at Old Trafford. Since then The Red Devils have only won one of their last three matches in the group.

Leipzig will be coming into this match having won all of their home games so far this season, including a win against third placed Paris Saint Germain on Champions League match day three. The visitors however boast an impressive record on the road this season, only being on the losing end once in their last nine games away from home.

The last time Manchester United failed to get out of a Champions League group and qualify for the knockout stages was in the 2015/16 season under the management of Louis Van Gaal. It was a 3-2 defeat to German side Wolfsburg which confined United to the Europa League. Could history repeat itself on Tuesday night?

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Solskjaer has confirmed that Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani will be unavailable for the game through injuries picked up in Saturday’s 3-1 win over West Ham.

RB Leipzig will be without defender Dayot Upamecano through suspension which may force manager Julian Nagelsmann into modifying the type of defensive line he was going to pick going into this must-win fixture in Germany. 

Sub-Edited by Cameron Winstanley

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