Manchester United

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Manchester United travel to Spain to take on Real Sociedad in the fourth game of the group stages of the Champions League.

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Kick-Off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Live coverage will be available on ITV and ITV HD.


The Spanish club will be looking to keep their challenge alive in the Champions League, having failed to secure a single point from their first three games. However, Jagoba Arrasate's men should not be disheartened by their performance thus far, having gone close against the Premier League champions at Old Trafford and should believe that they can pull off an upset over the Premier League giants.

Sociedad played well in the first leg, but succumbed to an early own goal from Inigo Martinez in the 69<sup>th minute and failed to recover from there. Their other results include a home defeat at the hands of Shakhtar Donetsk followed by a 2-1 loss against Bayer Leverkusen. A loss here will confirm their exit but a win will give them some confidence and a glimmer of hope in a group where no team has been able to perform at their very best.

Manchester United sit on top of their group with seven points, unbeaten in their last three games, having won two and drawn one. A win here will more or less confirm their qualification to the knockout stages, which will alleviate their shortcomings in the Premier League. David Moyes' men have failed to live up to their champions tag this season, having had to reorganise themselves following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. A win here will give them some much needed belief ahead of their game against league leaders Arsenal at Old Trafford which, given their eight point gap with the Gunners is being billed as a must win game for Moyes.

What the Managers Say

David Moyes: "It will be a difficult game in Sociedad. To go and play any team in Spain who have qualified for the Champions League would be a hard test. We'll go there and hopefully try and get a result which can continue our good form in the group."

Jagoba Arrasate: "If we do things right and get close to our game plan we can win. This is the only thing on our minds. United have qualification in their sights and are playing away from home so we don't know how they'll approach [the game]. We have to try to play our normal game and take the initiative - if we can get close to doing what we want and do our jobs well, as we have been doing, I think we can get the better of United."

Form Guide

Real Sociedad

    • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): W D W L W
    • Last Result: Real Sociedad 5 - 0 Osasuna

Manchester United

    • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): W W W W D
    • Last Result: Fulham 1-3 Manchester United

Team News

Real Sociedad

    • Injured: Esteban Granero, Gorka Elustondo
    • Doubtful: N/A
    • Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Bravo; Carlos Martinez, Gonzalez, Bergara, Inigo Martinez ;De la Bella, Pardo; Zurutuza, Griezmann, Agirretxe; Vela

Manchester United

    • Injured: Darren Fletcher, Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley, Rafael, Jonny Evans
    • Doubtful: N/A
    • Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-Up: De Gea; Fabio, Jones, Smalling, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Felllaini, Nani; Rooney, Van Persie