Atletico will host city rivals Real Madrid in the derby this Sunday with the game having meaning just for the hosts.

Atletico Madrid need to be in tip top shape when they welcome Manchester United for their UEFA Champions League last-16 clash.

The Spanish outfit finished second in Group B behind Liverpool, while the Red Devils topped Group F.

The La Liga champions have been disappointing this season and are currently in 5th place with 42 points, 15 behind leaders Real.

United are in fourth place in the English Premier League with 46 points, playing for a place in next season’s European competition.

Atletico lost to Chelsea in last season’s round of 16, but they have reached the quarters or better in five of their last eight campaigns under Diego Simeone.

United are two-time winners of the Champions League but they failed to make it through the group stage last term.

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What time does Atletico vs Man United start?

The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

Atletico vs Man United team news

Yannick Carrasco and Felipe are both suspended and will miss the game, joining the injured Mattheus Cunha and Daniel Wass.

French forward Antoine Griezmann has recovered from injury and will settle for a place on the bench.

Joao Felix and Luis Suarez were both on target over the weekend and are set to start up front for the hosts.

For the visitors, Edinson Cavani and Eric Bailly are not expected to be fit to make the match-day squad.

Diogo Dalot and Raphael Varane could potentially return to the starting XI after starting on the bench against Leeds United.

Cristiano Ronaldo will be the main man up front, supported by Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes.

Atletico vs Man United head to head

This will be the first encounter between these two teams.

Atletico vs Man United current form

The home team are on a shaky run of form that has seen them lose twice in their last five games, winning the remaining three.

Man United are unbeaten in their last five games coming into this encounter, winning twice and sharing the spoils in the remaining three.

Atletico vs Man United prediction

This is not expected to be a high-scoring game and a draw could be the most likely outcome.

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