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Man Utd vs Cluj Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

Manchester United welcome FC Cluj to Old Trafford on Wednesday evening. Here is a preview with team news, likely line-ups and predicted score for the big game.

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Manchester United welcome FC Cluj to Old Trafford on Wednesday night for their final Champions League Group H encounter.

United have already secured qualification to the knockout stages as group winners so boss Sir Alex Ferguson is set to take the opportunity to rotate his side.

The likes of Robin van Persie, Michael Carrick, Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand are expected to be rested but Ferguson has confirmed Wayne Rooney will definitely start as he bids to return to full match fitness.

Cluj will be no push-overs though as the Transylvanians bid to try and reach the last 16 for the first time in the clubs history. They currently sit third – level on points with Galatasaray – and if the Turks fail to in away at Braga, Cluj could snatch second place with a  positive result at Old Trafford.

Team News

United captain Nemanja Vidic was pencilled in to return to action following knee surgery but the Serb will be forced to wait after Fergie confirmed he’s still short of match practice.

Javier Hernandez, Ryan Giggs, Danny Welbeck and Darren Fletcher are all likely to get a run-out, while youngsters like Scott Wootton and Nick Powell may also feature at some point.

Cluj will be without Bakary Sare, Ronny, Ciprian Deac and Adam Vass for the trip through injury and ineligibility issues.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

United were made to work for the three points in the reverse fixture, eventually coming out 2-1 victors, but even with a weakened side United should have more than enough to overcome Cluj on home soil. Man Utd 2-0 Cluj

What would your team be and what’s your score prediction? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. adegbite oluwaseye

    December 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    mangester united 2-0

  2. Victor oha

    December 5, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I hope manchester utd wins cluj

  3. Abolarin oluwafemi

    December 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Man 2-0 cluj

  4. Ricboy

    December 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Man u is wining d game by 3-0

  5. oscar

    December 5, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    man u will win by 3 goals 2 one

  6. Ben mutua

    December 5, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Man utd 2-1 cfr

  7. kelvin kumwenda mayeza

    December 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    man utd 5-0 cfr

  8. eliza myeza k

    December 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    man utd 3-o cfr we rock in de planet

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