How to follow United v Atletico
Manchester United host Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening, as we look to progress to the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time since 2019.
Having drawn 1-1 in the first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium three weeks ago, Ralf Rangnick will be looking for his side to capitalise on home advantage and eliminate the Spanish champions.
Here’s all the information you need ahead of the vital midweek clash, starting with how to watch and follow the game...
HOW TO WATCH
The game is set to be broadcast live on BT Sport 2HD and Ultimate in the UK, 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 at 18:45 GMT, and regular updates prior to kick-off. as well as pre- and post-match reactions.
During the game, we'll also have live radio commentary.
Scott McTominay (injury) and Luke Shaw (illness) both missed Saturday’s win over Spurs, and we are awaiting an update on whether either will be fit to face the Spanish champions on Tuesday.
Bruno Fernandes (illness) was another absentee from that fixture, and it is currently not yet known whether the Portuguese midfielder will feature in the second leg. Rangnick will hold his pre-match press conference later on Monday.
Midfielder Koke returned to Diego Simeone’s side against Cadiz, as did defender Stefan Savic. Both have been included in the travelling party by Diego Simeone, as have fitness doubts Geoffrey Kondogbia and Mario Hermoso.
Thomas Lemar and Sime Vrsaljko are new absentees though, while Matheus Cunha and Daniel Wass miss out through injury and Yannick Carrasco is suspended.
United edged top-four rivals Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 on Saturday evening, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick proving the difference between the two sides. Atletico beat Cadiz 2-1 on Friday night, to extend their winning run in La Liga to four games.
Ronaldo’s treble was his 59th of his club career, and the Portuguese striker surpassed Josef Bican to become the FIFA all-time record goalscorer with a tally of 807.
Atletico Madrid’s own Portuguese striker, Joao Felix, is also in sparkling form this season and netted his fifth goal in as many matches against Cadiz.
Felix scored Atletico Madrid’s goal in the first leg, and is in line to start the second game at Old Trafford.
The first leg in Madrid finished 1-1, with Felix scoring an early header before substitute Anthony Elanga slotted home to equalise.
Before that match, Manchester United had only faced Atletico twice before.
On 23 October 1991, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side faced the Spanish side in the second round of the 1991-1992 European Cup Winners Cup, and were beaten 3-0 at Los Colchoneros' old Vincente Calderon ground in the first leg.
And while the Reds earned a 1-1 draw in the second leg at Old Trafford a fortnight later, courtesy of a Mark Hughes goal, we were eliminated from the competition.
Real Madrid, Manchester City, Liverpool and Bayern Munich have already progressed to the quarter-finals after last week’s round-of-16 clashes, and the other four ties are to be played this week:
UNITED v Atletico Madrid
Ajax v Benfica
Juventus v Villareal
LOSC Lille v Chelsea
All games kick off at 20:00 GMT.
The quarter-final and semi-final draw will take place this Friday in Nyon, Switzerland at 11:00 GMT.