Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United: Diego Simeone to start two key players on bench

Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United: Diego Simeone to start two key players on bench

Atletico Madrid will host Manchester United on Wednesday night in the Champions League and Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann are reportedly going to start on the bench, according to reports.

Should this report coming from Spain be legit, it would be a boost for Man United, who are keen on extending their unbeaten run to five matches in all competitions.

United played 1-1 draws against Burnley and Southampton before recording impressive 2-0 and 4-2 wins over Brighton and Hove Albion and Leeds United respectively, with the latter on Sunday.

Manchester United will look to continue their fine form in the Champions League when they play visitors to Atletico and their chances of starting the game on the front foot have been boosted.

According to Marca, Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suárez will be on the bench against Manchester United on Wednesday.

AS report that Atlético Madrid trained this morning with five at the back. Lodi was a left-winger, with Ángel Correa and João Félix up-front. Luis Suárez was left out of the starting XI.

Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez to start on the bench vs Manchester United
Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez to start on the bench vs Manchester United

Diego Simeone has already planned on working with Felix and Correa as his attackers, with Griezmann and Suarez set to start the game from the bench.

Man United, who have struggled to put out fine performances in the first half, would see this as a chance to press the Spanish side, just as they did against Leeds last time out.

United received another boost when Marca reported that Atlético Madrid captain Koke is a doubt for the game against Manchester United after missing today’s training.

His absence from training today was due to some inconveniences, the report holds.

Yannick Carrasco will miss both Champions League round of 16 ties against Manchester United after he received a three-match in the game against Porto.