UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 5th December 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
The narrow defeat at the Basel on matchday 5 set the stage for Manchester United needing at least a point from their final group game against CSKA Moscow to qualify as group winners.
Meantime, the Russians need to better the result of Basel to qualify as runner-up, or a massive win to grab the top spot in the table.
CSKA and Basel are locked on 9 points, but the Swiss team have a better head-to-head record. United sit on top of the log with 12 points, while Benfica are eliminated after losing all their 5 games so far.
United had defeated Benfica and Basel in their previous two home games on the group phase, both wins came with clean sheets. Besides, they boast a 100% win record from 10 games in all competitions this season and average 2.9 goals per game.
Meantime, CSKA bagged wins in both their away games of the campaign, the same 2-1 score-line against Basel and Benfica. They had to wait till matchday 5 for the first home win of the campaign which came by a comfortable 2-0 margin against Benfica.