Schalke vs Manchester United - UEFA Live Stream and Highlights
Manchester United will be traveling to Veltins Arena tonight to face Schalke 04 in the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg. Schalke manager has made four changes to the team's line up in each of the last five games, and the tactician is known for tailoring his plans based on opposition. He has tended to use a 4-4-2 set-up, but might be switching to 4-2-3-1 tonight and replace Edu with Joel Matip in the holding midfield. Also, midfielder Peer Kluge, is not yet fit to play this match.
On the other hand, Sir Alex Ferguson is a fan of rotation and making tactical modifications to his team's lineup. However, he will use the same tactics and squad that faced Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the quarter finals of the Champions League earlier.
Striker Dimitar Berbatov is suffering from groin injury and might not be included in the squad, but Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney are expected to play as strikers. Midfielder Darren Fletcher has been suffering from stomach virus for over a month and might not be included in the squad tonight. Let's take a look at the possible line-ups for both teams tonight:
Schalke Starting XI: Neuer; Uchida, Howedes, Metzelder, Escudero; Farfan, Papadopoulos, Jurado, Baumjohann; Raul, Edu.
Man Utd Starting XI: Van der Sar; Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Giggs, Carrick, Park; Hernandez, Rooney.
Prediction: As Man Utd have been great this season in all competitions, I ill predict that Man utd will go all the way to the finals.