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Welcome to match day 5 of the 2021/2022 Champions League campaign as United will travel to Spain to face Europa League champions Villarreal in the their group stage match.
Michael Carrick will take charge of tonight’s crucial Champions League tie against Villarreal with a search underway for an interim boss to take charge until the end of the season.
Former United defender Laurent Blanc is among the names linked with the temporary role with Steve Bruce reportedly ‘very keen’ on returning to Old Trafford.
Hughes is the latest name to be put forward but the Welshman insists there has been no contact from his former club.
Meanwhile, United cannot afford to lose focus on a crucial European fixture. They are currently top of the group and can advance to the knockout stages with a victory tonight. Defeat, though, will leave qualification out of United’s hands heading into the final round of group games.
Michael Carrick has a few injury problems to navigate as he prepares his first Manchester United starting XI since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked at the weekend.
Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane remain out and Luke Shaw appeared to sustain another concussion injury in their match against Watford which leaves him as a doubt.