Manchester United v CSKA Moscow - Fascinating Facts
Tonight, at Old Trafford, Manchester United are looking to secure their place in the Champions League knockout stages when they meet CSKA Moscow in their final group match.
Ahead of the fixture we`ve cobbled together a few fascinating facts:
• CSKA Moscow arrive at Old Trafford have not on any of their previous 5 Champions League games against Manchester United, losing 3 and drawing 2.
• In those same 5 games CSKA Moscow have also failed to keep a clean sheet.
• Manchester United`s record at Old Trafford in the Champions League group matches is impressive, 48 games have yielded 34 wins, 12 draws and just the 2 defeats.
• The only sides to beat Manchester United, at Old Trafford in a Champions League group match are Besiktas (2009) and FC Cluj (2012).
• Russian clubs don`t fare well in away games against English competition in the Champions League, 12 away games have seen 8 defeats, 2 draws and 2 wins.
• But CSKA Moscow are looking to buck the above trend having already won 2 away fixtures in the competition this season, both by a 2-1 score-line.
• A point for Manchester United will guarantee their place in the knock-out stages of the Champions League for the first time since 2013 / 2014.
• During his managerial career, Jose Mourinho has faced CSKA Moscow on 7 occasions winning 6 of those and drawing the other 1.