Romelu Lukaku scores twice as Man United ease past CSKA Moscow

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CSKA is looking forward for a strong Champions League campaigns this time as they have finished in the bottom of their group in their past four editions. The speedy attacking midfielder was born in Yerevan in January 1989 and speaks fluent, accent-free Russian.

Fellaini has been ruled out of the Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow on Wednesday after suffering an ankle injury following Long's challenge in the first half of United's 1-0 win at St Mary's on Saturday. While the Red Devils were beating Basel 3-0 at Old Trafford, the Russians won 2-1 away to Benfica in Portugal. Jose Mourinho is certainly getting things right in his second season in charge, as not only are his team keeping clean sheets, they are also scoring plenty of goals.

The three players out of contention to feature against CSKA Moscow are Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Phil Jones.

In his own press conference, manager Jose Mourinho refused to confirm whether Mkhitaryan would start against CSKA - stating he had merely selected the player for media duty because he is fluent in Russian.

It seems inconceivable that Romelu Lukaku will not lead the line given his run of goals since the £75million move from Everton in the summer but Mourinho - despite the midfield injuries - has a number of big calls to make.

"I did very well last season, I'm very happy for that, I'm very glad, but this season it's a bit different because we're playing in the Champions League and the tournament is more hard".

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"It'll be a nice moment, it'll be in my head but I'll be put to the back of the mind because it's a tough game", he said . WEST BROM travel to the Emirates for Monday Night Football looking to end Arsenal's flawless home record.

"We try to focus on the globality and we try to have a team with quality, balance, to try and win the match, which is our objective".

Belgium global Fellaini was added to the absentee list after a Shane Long tackle in Saturday's win over Southampton injured his ankle and, with Carrick also missing, Ander Herrera is set to start.

Overall, some 1,145 United Kingdom fans are expected to come to Moscow to watch Champions league matches.

CSKA Moscow for the third time in history will take the "Manchester United".

Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Dimitar Berbatov, Anderson, Nani and Fabio were among United's starters that evening, while as many as five of the CSKA XI still remain with the club and are likely to be in the team on Wednesday, despite the passage of eight years. "I have started very well and will do my best to carry on".