Atletico Madrid dealt personnel blow ahead of Manchester United clash

Spanish powerhouse Atletico Madrid have been dealt a blow on the personnel front ahead of their meeting with Manchester United.

As per Spanish outlet Marca, Atletico Madrid captain Koke is a doubt for the game against Manchester United.

It is added that the Spaniard did not train today on Monday due to some ‘inconveniences’:

The 30-year-old has been key for Atletico Madrid in Europe this season and has featured in all six of their previous Champions League games this term.

Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United

Manchester United head into the Atletico Madrid clash on some fairly shaky form.

The Red Devils have recently been held to 1-1 draw by Burnley and Southampton and would also crash out of the FA Cup at the hands of Championship outfit Middlesbrough recently.

Man United’s most recent outing would see them beat bitter rivals Leeds United. But even in that tie they conceded two goals and looked poor in midfield.

Will this Manchester United side, which appears to lack any true leaders and struggles when the pressure is on, be able to hold their own against a Diego Simeone side?

One thing working in Manchester United’s favour is the fairly patchy form of Atletico at present.

The Madrid-based outfit won La Liga last season, but have struggled to replicate that form this term.

Atletico are currently 5th in the Spanish top-flight and are having a real hard time keeping clean sheets. They have let in 34 in 25 league games this term, which is the most of the top 11 sides currently in Liga.

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