Atletico Madrid key player could miss Manchester United tie with thigh injury

Atletico Madrid key player could miss Manchester United tie with thigh injury

Manchester United might have received a boost in their attempt to beat Atletico Madrid after Geoffrey Kondogbia becomes a doubt for the Champions League clash.

Man United were outclassed in the first-half by Atleti in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano and Kondogbia played a key role in that.

The Central African Republic star helped the Spanish star dominate the midfield against the likes of Fred, Paul Pogba, and Bruno Fernandes, pressing Pogba, and others to give away sloppy passes in their own half.

Now, Manchester United could face Atletico Madrid without the midfielder at Old Trafford on March 15 after Marca reported that 29-year-old suffered a muscle injury against Celta Vigo last weekend.

Geoffrey Kondogbia is a doubt for Atletico Madrid's trip to Manchester United
Geoffrey Kondogbia is a doubt for Atletico Madrid’s trip to Manchester United
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The midfielder targets to be fit in time for the Old Trafford trip but the Spanish outlet describes the chances of that happening as ‘difficult’.

Atletico Madrid would go on to beat Celta Vigo 2-0 at home in La Liga to go level on points [46] with Barcelona, who sit in fourth with a game in hand, and one point behind 3rd-placed Real Betis.

Ralf Rangnick’s men MUST beat Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford in order to proceed into the Champions League quarter-final after the away goal rule has been scrapped off.