Here’s our predicted MUFC XI for the upcoming Manchester derby, and it’s shaping up to be a crucial clash.
Manchester United’s performance this season has left much to be desired. The team has struggled to find its form, partly due to injuries affecting the squad.
Erik ten Hag must be concerned about his team’s slow adaptation to his system, and he’ll have to address this issue moving forward. However, with such an important game on the horizon, will he make any changes to the lineup? It’s a tough call, and we anticipate a strong starting XI.
Despite Manchester City not looking as dominant this season, they continue to win matches effortlessly. As they head to the Theatre of Dreams, they’ll undoubtedly be the favorites.
Our predicted lineup might seem somewhat expected, but there are still a few decisions for the manager to make. So, here’s the complete rundown:
Andre Onana is expected to start as the goalkeeper after his standout performance, including a crucial penalty save.
With Aaron Wan-Bissaka sidelined due to injury, Diogo Dalot will likely step in. Sergio Reguilon is set to take his position on the left side of the defense. Our preferred center-back pairing at the moment is Victor Lindelof and Raphael Varane.
Casemiro, who had a break during the midweek, is anticipated to bring his freshness to this game. He’ll be joined by Mason Mount in the heart of the midfield, providing energy. Bruno Fernandes will start and take the captain’s armband. A strong performance from him is much needed.
Rasmus Hojlund has shown promise since joining United, but he needs better service. On the right side, we have Antony, who could also benefit from a confidence boost. Marcus Rashford will complete the lineup, starting on the left side of the attack.