UEFA Champions League Preview: Real Sociedad-Manchester United

Wayne Rooney

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Manchester United have been on a tear in recent weeks as they have been able to improve their play significantly.

Consecutive wins in the Premier League, a solid outing in the Capital One Cup and an unbeaten run in the Champions League have the Red Devils looking at the future comfortably, and they will look to maintain their run in the European tournament as they visit Real Sociedad on Tuesday.

The Spaniards haven’t been able to replicate the success they had last year, and they have lost their three matches in the European stage. They have their back against the wall because they could be eliminated if they don’t get the three points against the English side, so they will need all of their players at top form if they want to get a positive result. Elements like Carlos Vela and Antoine Griezmann could be difference-makers if they get enough chances to create damage.

Manchester United, on the other hand, will look to take another step towards the next round. Like it has been in recent weeks, Wayne Rooney will be the focal point of attack for the Old Trafford outfit. Rooney was the difference-maker when these two sides met a few weeks ago, and he’ll look to lead his team to another victory.

Prediction: Real Sociedad 1-2 Manchester United

Real Sociedad might be able to score a goal against a shaky United defensive line, but the superior quality of the team led by David Moyes will prove to be too much for the Anoeta side in the end.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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