How to follow Atletico v United

Monday 21 February 2022 15:59

Manchester United are away at Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday.

Find out how each side is shaping up going into this fixture...


The game is set to be broadcast live on BT Sport 2 and Ultimate, with coverage commencing an hour before kick-off at 19:00 GMT. 

Alternatively, you can keep up to date via the Manchester United App and on our website, where we will bring you the team news, and regular updates, as well as pre-match and post-match interviews.

De Gea: Manchester is my city now


Ahead of his return to Atletico Madrid, David De Gea has underlined his commitment to the Reds.


Edinson Cavani has missed both of United’s recent Premier League wins over Leeds and Brighton, and the Uruguayan remains a doubt for the trip to Madrid.

Eric Bailly is expected to be in the squad, as the Ivorian continues his recovery from an ankle injury.

For the hosts, Matheus Cunha suffered a knee injury against Levante last week, and did not feature in the squad for Saturday’s La Liga win over Osasuna.

The Brazilian remains a doubt for Diego Simeone’s side ahead of United’s visit but Andreas Griezmann was back among the substitutes. Koke is rated doubtful.


Sunday’s 4-2 victory over Leeds was United’s second consecutive win and extended our Premier League unbeaten run to seven matches.

In the last Champions League group stage fixture against Young Boys, the Reds drew 1-1.

The hosts come into Wednesday night’s clash off the back of a convincing 3-0 away victory against Osasuna, ending a three-game losing streak.

Diego Simeone will hope that Saturday’s morale-boosting triumph can give his side some impetus going into Wednesday.

In addition, the Argentinian will no doubt be buoyed by the fact Atleti won their last Champions League match away to Porto in convincing fashion, overcoming the Portuguese giants 3-1.

However, the Spanish champions are yet to win a European game at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium this season.


Manchester United have only faced Atletico twice before, in the 1991/92 European Cup Winners' Cup.

The two sides first faced each other on 23 October 1991 in the second round of the competition, and Alex Ferguson’s side were beaten 3-0 at the Vincente Calderon in the first leg.

In the second leg, played on 6 November 1991 at Old Trafford, the Reds managed to gain a 1-1 draw against their visitors, with Mark Hughes scoring the goal for United before Bernd Schuster ended any hopes of a comeback.

United legend Mark Hughes scored the last time United faced Atletico Madrid.


There are three other round-of-16 fixtures taking place this week. Here is a full run down of the midweek ties…


Chelsea v Lille

Villarreal v Juventus


Atletico Madrid v UNITED

Benfica v Ajax

(All ties kick off at 20:00 GMT)