Champions League | Atalanta vs Manchester United: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, praises Portuguese stars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes. Norwegian manager also mentioned the quality that has his squad before Atalanta match in the group stage.

Atalanta vs Manchester United: Line-ups


Manchester United

Atalanta Capable of Getting a Point


The Red Devils are currently top of Group F, collecting six points from their first three matches, while Atalanta are third in the section, just two points behind their opponents in Bergamo.


Gian Piero Gasperini’s side have reached the quarter-finals and round of 16 in the last two seasons of the Champions League, but they have only won three of their nine home fixtures in the competition, one of which was a 1-0 success over Young Boys at the end of September.


The Italian giants will finish their Group F campaign with clashes against Young Boys (A) and Villarreal (H), and it will be fascinating to see how the section develops over the next few weeks, as all four teams will still be confident of challenging for a spot in the knockout round of the competition.


Man United are top of the section on six points but cannot consider themselves to be comfortable, and a defeat on Tuesday would leave the group wide open, with just three points separating the Red Devils from Young Boys in fourth.


The visitors, who finished third in their Champions League group last season, have won six, drawn three and lost 11 of their 20 matches away to Italian clubs in Europe, while they have been beaten in each of their last three away fixtures in the competition, losing to Istanbul Basaksehir, RB Leipzig and Young Boys.

DPP Verdict

A draw would be a good result for Man United under the circumstances, and we fancy the Red Devils to claim a point in Italy. Atalanta are still missing some important players but caused a lot of problems at Old Trafford in the reverse match, and we are expecting the spoils to be shared at the Gewiss Stadium.