Manchester United and Juventus will face each other in the next two rounds and the fixtures could answer a lot of questions about Champions League qualification to the next round.
Juventus now sit first in the group with 6 points and have scored 5 goals and conceded zero in their games against Valencia and Young Boys. On the other hand, Manchester United have also yet to concede, but their performances have not been compelling; the 0-0 draw at the Old Trafford against Valencia confirms it.
The upcoming two games against Juve will be crucial for Jose Mourinho’s side, if the Portuguese manager survives on United’s bench until the first match. United will on October 23 host the Italian Champions at home and then two weeks later the Red Devils will travel to the Allianz Stadium to try and pick up some points.
As of now, Juve have won 7 out of 7 Serie A matches so far this season and are playing with the same confidence even in the Champions League.
Manchester United, on the contrary, are struggling, and sit in 10th place in the EPL, already losing 3 games out of 7 this season. The Valencia draw just proved the poor form.
In the event that the English team lose both games against the Bianconeri and Valencia manage to beat Young Boys twice, the Spanish side would be 3 points ahead. In the event of one draw for the English team, the gap would be 2 points with two games left.
As things stand, Man Utd do not look like a team that will steal points from Juventus. At the same time, Valencia winning all 6 points against Young Boys is not guaranteed, rather just a very probable outcome.
But if the probability of both these scenarios come to life, United could be in big trouble and at risk of having to play the Europa League in the second half of the season.
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