Roma V Manchester United
Manchester United travel to Rome in a repeat of last years quarter final, in which they won 8-3 on aggregate.
Manchester United travel to Rome on the back of some fine Premier League from. Roma meanwhile drew at the weekend with relegation fodder Cagliari.
Manchester United welcome back goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar who missed Saturday’s game against Aston Villa with a groin strain. Along with van der Sar, Michael Carrick, Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs were also in the squad, having all picked up knocks at the weekend. To further compliment and already strong squad, Ferguson also included Mikael Silvestre who has recovered from a knee ligament injury, sustained in September.
Nani is one missed omission, he has been ruled out of the first leg due to a thigh strain.
Roma are not so fortunate with their injuries, captain Francesco Totti will miss the tie, having picked up a thigh injury at the weekend. Roma’s main threat will now come from Mirko Vucinic who will lead the attack in Totti’s absence.
Champions League Quarter-Final First Leg
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Date: Tuesday, 1 April 1945 BST