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Braga enter Wednesday’s encounter with a clean bill of health. Eder, the club’s top scorer this season with six goals, is likely to be partnered up front by Barbosa.

Meanwhile, Alan, who scored two goals the last time these sides met at Old Trafford, is set to keep his place on the left flank.

Manchester United are without Shinji Kagawa (knee), Nemanja Vidic (knee), Danny Welbeck (knee) and Phil Jones (knee).

However, Chris Smalling (metatarsal) narrowly missed out on the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with Arsenal on Saturday so could be in line for an appearance on the substitutes’ bench.

  • Braga have won their last four encounters against English opposition on home turf.
  • The hosts are currently third in their domestic league and have only lost just one match all season.
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in their last four matches in Portugal.
  • The visitors have played a total…

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