Manchester United XI vs Man City: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news and latest injury update
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would probably prefer a few more selection problems than he will have heading into tomorrow’s Manchester derby.
Manchester United have gone blank in their last three games, all drawn 0-0, and goals have dried up lately.
Paul Pogba’s absence has left United relying on Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford for inspiration, but Solskjaer’s key men have been looking tired lately and could use a break, but they won’t have one this weekend.
United head to Etihad to face Manchester City who have won their last 21 matches in all competitions; A game that seemed like a potential deciding title a few weeks ago is now a game the Red Devils need something of to avoid being sucked back into a top-four fight.
Edinson Cavani returned from injury to lead the line Thursday night at Crystal Palace, and while he didn’t look fit for the game, the Uruguayan is almost certain to start as Anthony Martial is a doubt.
With few other attacking options beyond young duo Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire, Dan James could come in on the right flank for Mason Greenwood, with Fernandes in center and Rashford on left.
Scott McTominay is also back at Selhurst Park and should be Fred’s teammate in midfield, while Victor Lindelof is a doubt with a recurring back problem but is expected to start alongside Harry Maguire in center back.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw are resolved to the wings unless injured, though David De Gea missed the trip to Palace after returning to Spain for the birth of his child.
There is not set date for De Gea’s return with Solskjaer willing to give him the time he needs with his new daughter, so Dean Henderson could have a career trying to claim to be United’s new number one goalkeeper.
Man United predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; James, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani
Injury list: Pogba, Jones, Mata
Doubts: De Gea, Van de Beek, Martial
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