Man Utd vs Atletico Madrid: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time, team news for TONIGHT'S huge Champions League clash
MANCHESTER UNITED host Atletico Madrid in their round of 16 second leg encounter TONIGHT – and it is not to be missed.
Both sides will be desperate to qualify for the quarter-finals of the competition, especially Manchester United as they have not reached that stage since 2019.
Ironically, the Red Devils were beaten by Spanish opposisition that campaign and with the tie perfectly poised at 1-1, the game could swing in either sides favour.
United will back themselves at Old Trafford, and will hope that Cristiano Ronaldo can build on his scintillating hat-trick against Spurs.
But Ralf Rangnick's back-line are set to have a tough battle against the dynamic duo of Joao Felix and Antoine Griezmann.
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When time does Man Utd vs Atletico Madrid kick off?
- Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid takes place TONIGHT – Tuesday, March 15.
- The game is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm UK time.
- It is happening at Old Trafford in Manchester.
- Last time out at the Wanda Metropolitano, United held Atletico to a 1-1 draw.
What TV channel is Man Utd vs Atletico Madrid on and can I live stream it?
- Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid will be broadcasted live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 2 HD.
- Coverage of the fixture will begin at 7pm UK time – one hour before kick-off.
- Subscription members can stream the game live via the BT Sport website or app.
What is the team news?
Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that he has a "all of the players available" for tonight's HUGE contest.
Which means that Bruno Fernandes should be fit and available to play having missed out on the 3-2 win against Spurs with Covid-19.
As well as Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay who also were unavailable to witness the Cristiano Ronaldo show.
Atletico Madrid could be without EIGHT players for the trip to Old Trafford.
Yannick Carrasco had already been ruled out through a suspension, however; Thomas Lemar, Matheus Cunha, Daniel Wass, Sime Vrsaljiko, Mario Hermoso and now Geoffrey Kondogbia are all looking unlikely to play a part later on.
On the flip side, Diego Simeone prepares to welcome back forward Angel Correa to the squad who seems to have shaken off his ankle issues and midfield magician Koke despite his recent muscular problems.
What are the latest odds?
Man Utd to qualify 4/7
Draw (after 90 min) 11/8
Atletico Madrid to qualify 9/4
*Odds courtesy of Betfair are correct at time of publication
Stay up to date with all the latest from Old Trafford in our live blog…
- Alex Terrell
Fans please Ring in Rang's ears
Rangnick says being roared on by a packed stadium will make it feel as though they have extra men on the pitch.
He said: "Like in the game against Spurs we need both our players and supporters to be on top form.
"Antonio Conte said after the game that it was a very difficult atmosphere to play in and that is the biggest compliment you can get, when the head coach of your opponent says that.
"Our supporters play a vital role, it's always a special atmosphere at Old Trafford. They can be our 12th or 13th player on the pitch and make a difference.
"It's a special experience for everybody but ultimately it's up to us.
"We were the team on Saturday that wanted to win that game. Our supporters realised how much we wanted to win that game and they played a vital role and against Atletico we need it to be the same."
- Alex Terrell
Show how good Eu are!
Ralf Rangnick told his Manchester United stars: This is the chance to show you belong at Europe's top level, writes NEIL CUSTIS.
The Red Devils are 90 minutes away from a place in the last eight of the Champions League for only the second time in eight seasons.
After their thrilling 3-2 win over Tottenham on Saturday, he is convinced they will be there.
United are locked at 1-1 with Atletico Madrid heading into tonight's last-16 second leg at Old Trafford.
Manager Rangnick said: "It's about our own sporting ambition. We are highly ambitious, we want to proceed, we want to show we can compete with the best teams in Europe and we will try and win the game.
"How much of a boost it would be if we win? That is exactly how we go into the game.
"We have a fantastic opportunity to be in the top eight teams in Europe and this is exactly what we're trying to achieve.
"The game against Tottenham showed the level we can play and I'm sure with another ten or 20 per cent we can win against Madrid.
"Everybody in the squad is highly motivated and we cannot wait for kick-off."
- Alex Terrell
Good evening Red Devils fans
Welcome to SunSport's live blog of Manchester United's Champions League last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid.
And what a rollercoaster season it has been for the three-time winners of this famous competition.
They scrambled to get through the group stages thanks to a series of late winning and equalising goals from Cristiano Ronaldo.
But win the group they did – and here they are in the last 16 of Europe's premier club competition.
It feels like spring is on the way and could there be a new lease of life for Ralf Rangnick after a frosty few months at the helm.
The sad truth is that United have not managed to string together three wins in all competitions all season.
And a habit of conceding goals has become a plague on the club’s form and fortunes.
There is no doubt there is a lack of cohesion in the squad and among the senior first team players, leading to patterns of play looking disjointed and out of sync.
No more is that on show than when Cristiano Ronaldo is playing.
Frustrated and anonymous one week, sensational the next – possibly the hottest talent in Manchester United’s history can cement his place as possibly the greatest ever United player if he fires them to Champions League glory this season.
And in the way?
Pesky, petulant, energetic, in-your-face Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid.
Surely, if not for silky smooth passing and movement, this has all the hallmarks of a fired-up Old Trafford knockout classic.
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