Champions League preview: Manchester United v Real Madrid
Manchester United host Real Madrid in the Champions League tonight in the second leg of a delicately poised last 16 encounter.
The first leg at the Bernabeu ended in a 1-1 draw, leaving this clash of the titans on a knife edge heading into this evening’s contest.
United utility man Phil Jones misses the match with an ankle injury, although Ryan Giggs will feature having missed Saturday’s league victory against Norwich.
Robin van Persie, Patrice Evra and Danny Welbeck all picked up knocks in the weekend win but trained ahead of the Real match, as did Rio Ferdinand who sat out the domestic fixture with flu.
Real are without goalkeeper Iker Casillas who continues to be sidelined by a fractured hand.
Alvaro Arbeloa, Sami Khedira, Angel di Maria and Mesut Ozil should all feature after being rested for the weekend victory over Barcelona.
Online bookmakers Bwin make Real Madrid 2.2 favourites to win on the night, with United offered at 2.95. The draw is priced at 3.6.
Bookmakers Bet365 make Real 4/6 favourites to quality for the quarter-finals, with United available at 5/4.