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Champions League preview - Manchester United vs Club Brugge

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Manchester United play Club Brugge in the first round of the Champions League qualifying tie at Old Trafford, and may start with an unchanged line up.

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Manchester United may take on Club Brugge at Old Trafford with an unchanged line up.

The team that beat Aston Villa on Friday night could again take the field, as Louis van Gaal tries to instil some rhythm into an awkward side that is still assimilating its new signings.

One possible change is that Bastian Schweinsteiger, with two substitute appearances for United so far, could start the match and be replaced as the game progresses. Another might be to replace Adnan Januzaj, who although scored against Villa, gave away possession frequently.

That might mean that Memphis again moves inside to the number 10 position, with Ashley Young introduced on the left wing.

The defence, including Sergio Romero, will almost certainly remain unchanged, as it has not conceded a goal in 180 minutes of play, and just as for the rest of the side, increased game time will allow the new signings to settle in, and the effectiveness of the side could be improved.

For Brugge, watch out for ex-Barcelona playmaker Victor Vazquez, who had this to say:

'We are the smaller team but they have to be worried. We are playing with confidence and we can be dangerous tomorrow.'