Manchester United v Atalanta: Live stream and TV details, how to watch, injury news and predicted teams

Man United are looking for a confidence boosting win and hope that it will come against Atalanta in the Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo inspired United to a late victory in their last UCL match. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Manchester United hope to end their slump as they turn their attention to the Champions League as they welcome Atalanta to Old Trafford on Wednesday evening (20.00 BST).

The Red Devils were defeated 4-2 by Leicester City on Saturday, despite opening the scoring through Mason Greenwood and then Marcus Rashford tying up the game for 2-2 in the 82nd minute.

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It brought to an end their 29-game unbeaten run on the road and compounded Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s team to a third defeat in six games in all competitions.

As their title charge takes a dip, United will now want to salvage their Champions League campaign, given they currently sit third in the group.

They have picked up three points from their opening two matches, losing 2-1 to Young Boys in early September before defeating Villarreal in dramatic fashion at the end of last month.

Opponents Atalanta meanwhile are top of the group on four points with a draw away against Villarreal, before a narrow 1-0 win over Young Boys in their second game.

The Serie A side come into the match after a 4-1 win against Empoli in which Josip Iličić scored a first-half brace, as well as a strike from Duvan Zapata. The win leaves them currently sixth in the Italian top flight, the same place as United in the Premier League.

This is the first competitive meeting between the two sides in European competition so United will be keen to beat a new opponent.

Edison Cavani and Fred could both return for Man United on Wednesday evening. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

What’s the latest team news?

Anthony Martial, former Atalanta attacker Amad Diallo and Raphael Varane all miss out on Wednesday’s match through injury.

Harry Maguire made a quicker return than expected and played in the defeat to Leicester, given his captaincy, he should start again but Solskjaer may want to manage the fitness of one of his key players.

After his red card in United’s opening group game, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is now eligible to play after his ban was reduced to one game and is likely to replace Diogo Dalot, who had been playing in his place.

South American duo Fred and Edison Cavani could also be in line to play after missing Saturday’s match. The pair returned back late from international duty, playing at midnight on Friday, but now have a few training sessions under their belts.

What about the opposition?

In the Atalanta camp, they will be without their two wing-backs Hans Hateboer and Robin Gosens. In their place are former Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta and Joakim Maehle. 

They will also be able to call on Matteo Pessina, their match winner against Young Boys, as well as Berat Dijmsiti, who are absent due to a hamstring and hand injury.

Duvan Zapata is Atalanta’s top scorer this season with four goals in six games this season, second to him is the aforementioned Iličić, who netted his first goals of the campaign on Saturday.

Another player to keep an eye out on is Croatian midfielder Mario Pašalić, who has three assists this campaign.

Predicted line-ups

Manchester United: De Gea, Shaw, Bailly, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Matic, Rashford, Fernandes, Greenwood, Ronaldo.

Atalanta: Musso; Palomino, Demiral, Toloi; Zappacosta, Freuler, De Roon, Maehle; Malinovskyi, Ilicic; Zapata.

Is the match on TV?

The game will be available to watch on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate, as well as on the BT Sport App and BT Sport Online. Coverage will begin an hour before kick-off, from 7pm.

Man United’s Under-19s team, managed by Neil Wood, are in action earlier in the day in the UEFA Youth League on BT Sport 1 at 1pm.

How can I watch highlights?

Highlights will be available for all to watch on BT Sports’ Champions League YouTube channel. You can also watch at 10.30pm on BT Sport 2, Champions League Tonight.