Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow: Potential XI with Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw

by Leo Nieboer

Jose Mourinho insisted last week that he wouldn’t field a weakened starting XI for Tuesday’s clash with CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

But with Manchester United simply required to avoid a five goal defeat in order to top Group A – and six to go through – and you can only imagine that the Portuguese will rejig his line-up ahead of Sunday’s decisive clash with Manchester City.

And with that in mind, here is a potential XI for the meeting with the Russian side including Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw.

Paul Pogba will likely start this game after picking up a red card during the 4-2 win at the Emirates last weekend and, while his absence on Sunday is a major worry, supporters will be eager to see him line up alongside the highly promising McTominay in midfield.

The Scot started Man United’s last home game in the Champions League against Benfica and grew into his role as the game went on, displaying admirable control on the ball alongside an impetus to shift play forward. Combine that with Pogba’s raw brilliance and we could see something truly special.

And Shaw, having featured in the match-day squad against FC Basel last month, could to receive a chance to impress at left-back while Ashley Young receives a rest ahead of Sunday’s pivotal clash with Pep Guardiola’s men.

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