Manchester United kick off their long and inevitably disappointing Champions League campaign away at Young Boys on Wednesday. The Swiss side qualified for the tournament by pipping Basel to their domestic title last season, though there is little in their squad for United to fear.
Little, perhaps, but the pitch. The artificial turf at the Stade de Suisse has long caused consternation for travelling sides, and José Mourinho has opted to leave his captain Antonio Valencia at home to avoid any possibility of aggravating an ongoing knee problem. Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones both miss out, though Diogo Dalot is expected to make his debut at right-back.
Champions League schedule
We kick off at the new Champions League start time of 20:00 in the UK, which is 15:00 on the east coast of the USA, and 12:00 over on the west.
Champions League TV channel
Those in the UK can catch the action on BT Sport 2, though those Stateside don’t seem to have any TV viewing options. Sorry! Everyone else, check out LiveSoccerTV.
Champions League streaming
BT Sport’s live streaming service in the UK; and B/R Live and Univision Deportes En Vivo in the USA.
Prediction: David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelöf, Luke Shaw; Fred, Nemanja Matić, Paul Pogba; Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford.
Update: Only out by one! Martial’s in instead of Mata:
The #MUFC team news is in for our #UCL opener! pic.twitter.com/SfzSQ44g6Y— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 19, 2018
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