As Manchester United gears up to face Everton at Goodison Park following the international break, manager Erik ten Hag faces the challenge of navigating through a significant injury crisis that has plagued the club this season.
With 17 players out of action at various points, United’s form has been inconsistent, winning nine and losing nine of their 18 fixtures.
Despite injury concerns during the break, goalkeeper André Onana is set to start against Everton after successfully returning to training for the past three days.
The defensive lineup is expected to remain unchanged, with Diogo Dalot, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelöf, and Sergio Reguilón forming the back four, although Luke Shaw’s return to training adds competition for Reguilón’s spot.
In the midfield, Mason Mount is likely to step in for the injured Christian Eriksen, joining Scott McTominay and captain Bruno Fernandes.
The attacking lineup could see Marcus Rashford continue on the left wing after overcoming initial injury concerns, while Anthony Martial is expected to start up front in place of the doubtful Rasmus Højlund.
Antony may return to the right wing after Alejandro Garnacho’s brief stint, aiming to replicate his goal-scoring performance at Goodison Park last season.
Predicted Manchester United Starting XI:
Onana, Dalot, Maguire, Lindelöf, Reguilón, McTominay, Mount, Fernandes, Antony, Martial, Rashford.