Your essential guide: RB Leipzig v United
Manchester United face RB Leipzig in our final game in Group H of this season's Champions League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men must avoid defeat in Germany to go through to the Champions League round-of-16, against a Leipzig side we defeated 5-0 in the reverse fixture, in October.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of Tuesday's make-or-break affair in Saxony...
HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE GAME?
MUTV will give you all the pre-match build-up from 18:55 GMT on Tuesday evening in our Matchday Live programme. We will provide studio coverage at half-time and at full-time and you can listen to radio commentary of the game from 20:00 GMT. You can also follow the game via our Official App, where you can track live data in our Match Centre. The match will be broadcast on BT Sport 2 on Tuesday night, with the full match being available on MUTV on Wednesday morning from 06:30 GMT.
Fred will miss the encounter at Red Bull Arena after he was sent off against Paris Saint-Germain last time out. Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani both had to withdraw against West Ham at the weekend but will hope to be available for selection for our crucial game. David De Gea also missed our trip to London with Dean Henderson stepping in in his absence. Ole will face the media on Monday to give a further update on the team news.
For Leipzig, highly rated defender Dayot Upamecano is suspended after receiving his third yellow card of the group stage against Istanbul Basaksehir. Defenders Lukas Klostermann and Benjamin Henrichs are also set to be unavailable for manager Julian Nagelsmann. Midfielder Konrad Laimer will also be out, while Hwang Hee-chan has recently tested positive for COVID-19.
The sides have only met once before, our previous 5-0 win against the Germans at Old Trafford in October. Marcus Rashford came off the bench to score a magnificent hat-trick, his first for the club. He achieved that quicker than any other player in the Champions League before him. Mason Greenwood opened the scoring on the night with his first goal in the competition, while Anthony Martial scored from the penalty spot.
United go into the deciding encounter in great form. Following away wins at Southampton and West Ham, we extended our winning away run to nine matches in the Premier League. In our last six games, we have won five of them, four of them after falling behind - with the exception being the 1-0 triumph against West Bromwich Albion on 21 November.
Julian Nagelsmann’s side have also enjoyed a strong start to the season, finding themselves third in the Bundesliga after an entertaining 3-3 draw with leaders Bayern Munich at the weekend. Since their 5-0 defeat at Old Trafford, Leipzig have played seven times and only lost once, to PSG at Parc des Princes. In that time, the German side have scored 16 goals.
Julian Nagelsmann is the manager of RB Leipzig. The 33-year-old is one of the most highly respected young managers in football, which is not surprising given his success in the game already. In his first campaign with Die Roten Bullen he guided them to a Champions League semi-final and a third-place finish in the Bundesliga. Before he took over at Leipzig, he impressed with Hoffenheim, becoming the Bundesliga’s youngest-ever manager at the age of 28 in 2016. He saved the club from relegation and took them into the Champions League group-stage for the 2018/19 season.
OPPOSITION KEY MEN
A player to keep an eye on is on-loan Manchester City left-back Angelino. The Spanish defender is actually RB Leipzig’s top scorer so far this season, with six goals in 16 appearances. The 23-year-old has also picked up four assists and is hugely important to the side’s attacking output. The goals are more spread around in midfield, with Dani Olmo, Emil Forsberg, Christopher Nkunku and captain Marcel Sabitzer all helping out this season. Yussuf Poulsen is the main man up front but it may also be worth keeping Norwegian striker Alexander Sorloth in mind, as he scored a crucial winner against Basaksehir last time out.
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant referees: Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP) and Roberto del Palomar (ESP)
Fourth official: Fabio Verissimo (POR)
Video Assistant Referee: Alejandro Hernández (ESP)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Ricardo de Burgos (ESP)
TUESDAY 8 DECEMBER
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All kick-offs 20:00 GMT unless stated.