Predicted Manchester United XI to face Spurs in the Premier League
Manchester United continued their resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the Red Devils registered their fifth consecutive win in all competitions with a 2-0 victory over Reading in the third round of the FA Cup.
Solskjaer’s men beat Newcastle 2-0 in their previous outing in the Premier League but they are going to face their first real test under their new manager when they make the trip to north London to face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Spurs will be high on confidence after beating Chelsea 1-0 in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals and the Lilywhites will believe that they can come away with three points from this one after that 3-0 demolition at Old Trafford earlier in the season.
Eric Bailly serves the last game of his red card suspension while Chris Smalling is ruled out with an ankle injury. Paul Pogba is struggling with a minor thigh injury but he will be expected to make a comeback after missing the FA Cup tie. Alexis Sanchez is also down with a hamstring problem and his selection will be subject to a late fitness test. Marcos Rojo is set to miss the fixture after being sent home from United’s training camp in Dubai.
Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Formation : 4-2-3-1
1. David de Gea (GK)
The Spaniard has been a consistent performer between the sticks this season and he will be expected to replace Sergio Romero.
2. Antonio Valencia (RB)
The veteran had a good game against Newcastle and he should be fresh to start on Saturday after being rested for the FA Cup tie.
3. Phil Jones (CB)
The Englishman has done quite well at the heart of the defence in recent weeks and he should continue in the absence of Bailly and Smalling.
4. Victor Lindelof (CB)
The Swedish international has been in fine form of late and Solskjaer should hand him a start.
5. Luke Shaw (LB)
He didn’t play against Reading but he should be fresh to start against Spurs on Sunday.
6. Nemanja Matic (CDM)
The Serb has looked much more comfortable on the ball under Solskjaer and he will be expected to start on Sunday.
7. Ander Herrera (CDM)
The Spaniard has looked a lot more proactive in recent weeks and he should be amongst the starters after being rested for the FA Cup tie.
8. Jesse Lingard (RW)
The Englishman has been in great form in the last few games and he has shown with his subtle movement that he is a difficult player to mark.
9. Anthony Martial (LW)
The Frenchman has been one of the best players for the Red Devils in the attacking third this season.
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10. Juan Mata (CAM)
The Spaniard started the game against Newcastle and he should get a start once again if Pogba doesn’t make it.
11. Marcus Rashford (ST)
The youngster has shown with his wonderful performances in recent weeks what a brilliant centre-forward he can be and United should continue to rely on him.