UCL Preview: Manchester United vs Atalanta – key stats, H2H, recent form, line-ups, prediction

Bruno Fernandes-Manchester United

Manchester United will host Atalanta in the Group F game of the Champions League.

Venue: Old Trafford

Key Statistics

  • Manchester United have picked up a win and a loss in the Champions League this season, currently sitting third in Group F
  • Atalanta are at the top of the group after picking up a draw against Villarreal and a win against Young Boys.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer for the Red Devils in the Champions League this season, scoring two goals in two games including a last-gasp winner against Villarreal.

Head to Head record

Atalanta and Man Utd will lock horns for the first time in the Champions League.

Recent form:

Man Utd – W W L D L

Atalanta – W W D L W

Manchester United

Manchester United’s struggles continued after they succumbed to a 4-2 defeat in the weekend Premier League fixture against Leicester City. It also meant they had managed only one win in their last five games across all competitions.

United’s form in the Champions League isn’t worth mentioning, as they suffered a shock defeat against Young Boys in their opening game and only managed to scrape a win against Villareal in injury time.

The Red Devils are low in confidence and they have an uphill task against Serie A giants Atalanta.

Raphael Varane will miss the clash due to the injury he sustained during the international break with the France national team.

Possible line-ups

David de Gea, Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo


Atalanta haven’t had the greatest of starts to the new season, but their recent run of results make them the favourites against Man Utd.

Gasperini’s side are coming off a thumping 4-1 win against Empoli, with Josep Ilicic netting a double and Colombian striker Duvan Zapata was also on target. Their form in the Champions League is also impressive and a win against the Red Devils would take them a step closer to the round of 16.

Possible line-ups

Juan Musso, Matteo Lovato, Merih Demiral, Jose Luis Palomino, Davide Zappacosta, Remo Freuler, Teun Koopmeiners, Joakim Maehle, Mario Pasalic, Duvan Zapata, Ruslan Malinovksyi


Man Utd 0 – 1 Atalanta