March 1, 2013 at 4:16 pm
United are in a strong position going into Tuesday’s Champions League last 16 second leg match against Real Madrid.
Manchester United will feel they have the upper hand when the return fixture comes to Manchester in mid week, the English giants brought an away goal back to Old Trafford after an impressive 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu two weeks ago.
Danny Welbeck put United a goal up in the 20th minute before Cristiano Ronaldo levelled with a stunning header 10 minutes later but a fantastic defensive performance from Sir Alex’s men meant that United come home for the second leg level on aggregate with an away goal to their name.
If United are going to survive another 90 minutes against the Madrid its more than likely they’ll have to do it without in-form players Robin Van Persie and Phil Jones who put in an incredible performance in the first leg.
As it stands the Mourinho has an almost full side to choose from going into the weekend fixture against Barcelona, but how he’ll rotate the team going into Tuesday’s game is yet to be announced. Real will feel confident they can beat anyone after an impressive 3-1 win at the Camp Nou put them past rivals Barcelona and into the final of the Copa Del Rey
The Spanish champions will have more a less given up on the league this season but with one final already booked later this year its clear that Real are more determined then ever to bring the Champions League back to the capital.
The game will kick off 19:45 UK time on Tuesday the 5th March at Old Trafford.