Jose Mourinho will have an early test of his player transfer preferences when Manchester United take on CSKA Moscow.

"I won't have Fellaini, I won't have Pogba, we won't have Carrick, so all three midfield players that we lose for this match", Mourinho said in a pre-match interview.

Fellaini has a damaged ankle after a Shane Long challenge in last Saturday's Premier League victory at Southampton.

Pogba has not played since a Champions League win over Basel on 12 September because of a hamstring problem.

Carrick is also injured, while defender Phil Jones can play after a European suspension - but will not feature.

United, unbeaten in eight games this season, and CSKA both won their opening Group A games. 

While the Red Devils were beating Basel 3-0 at Old Trafford, the Russians won 2-1 away to Benfica in Portugal.

In the meantime, Mourinho has described Fellaini as 'lucky' insisting that his injury could have been much worse.

However, the Belgian is expected back in action "soon".


See how United and CSKA will line up on Wednesday

CSKA

35Akinfeev
5Vasin
24Berezutski
4Ignashevich
3Wernbloom
2Figueira Fernandes
10Dzagoev
17Golovin
42Schennikov
11Vitinho
63Chalov

Substitutes

1Pomazun
6Berezutski
8Milanov
14Nababkin
66Natcho
75Zhamaletdinov
89Kuchaev

Man Utd

1de Gea
2Lindelöf
3Bailly
12Smalling
18Young
21Herrera
31Matic
17Blind
22Mkhitaryan
11Martial
9R Lukaku

Substitutes

8Mata
14Lingard
19Rashford
20Romero
36Darmian
38Tuanzebe
39McTominay