The £37m January transfer window signing is cup tied for Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Olympiakos, but he will be at Old Trafford nonetheless.
The Red Devils go onto the game looking to join Barcelona as the only team to overcome a 2-0 first-leg deficit in Champions League history – post 1992.
In Greece, Manchester United were utterly disappointing, and failed to mount any real pressure on the Olympiakos defence. A deflected first-half shot gave the hosts the lead, and on-loan Arsenal striker Joel Campbell doubled their lead with a fine second-half strike.
It’s a fantastic lead to take back to Old Trafford, and David Moyes will be well aware that one away goal will mean his side will have to score at least four to progress.
Does the Scot go for a tight back-line and hope for a clean sheet? Or does he order his team to really get at the Greeks and look to outscore them by at least three goals in the case that they do concede one?
It’s arguably a decision which could restore some faith in the manager, but also one which could all but end United’s disappointing season at the same time.
25-year-old Spanish international Juan Mata, however, is confident his side can progress to the quarter-finals, and took to social networking site Twitter to tell fans that he will be at Old Trafford tonight, cheering on his teammates.