Huddersfield vs Manchester United predictions: Man United line-up
Manchester United will be looking to finish the season on a positive note after a disappointing campaign. Their draw against Chelsea summed up their season, as they were unable to take advantage of a promising start due to a howler from the ever dependable David De Gea.
The Red Devils have been on a poor run of form since Solskjaer was appointed as the permanent manager. The Old Trafford outfit have impressed in bits and starts but haven’t able to sustain the consistency throughout the 90 minutes.
This has led to questions regarding the side’s fitness levels. Solskjaer will be answerable from next season, with a crucial pre-season and the summer transfer window to look forward to.
Before all of that, his side has to travel to Huddersfield and face Cardiff at home. These are very winnable fixtures and United should look to get all 3 points and maybe even increase that goal difference.
The Metro has reported that Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford are doubtful for the final two games of the season. Rashford was withdrawn just after the hour-mark against Chelsea.
Eric Bailly suffered a serious injury against Chelsea, which should see him play no further part in this season.
Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia are back in training but unlikely to feature.
Probable Manchester United XI
Formation : 4-3-3
Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
David De Gea (GK)
Much of United’s poor form in recent times can be attributed to the poor form of the Spaniard. Solskjaer has publicly backed De Gea many times now and that shouldn’t change.
Ashley Young (RB)
Solskjaer has started the veteran whenever he’s available. The Englishman will be wearing the armband, as he has done for most of the season.
Chris Smalling (CB)
The 29-year-old has started most games since the turn of the year. With very few defenders available, Smalling should be a certain starter.
Victor Lindelof (CB)
A mainstay in the United back-line, the Swede has come of age this season and is one of the first names on the team-sheet for Solskjaer.
Luke Shaw (LB)
Possibly United’s most consistent performer this season, the Englishman is a definite starter.
Nemanja Matic (CM)
The Serbian might have been rushed back to injury last month but now looks like himself again after impressing against his former club.
Ander Herrera (CM)
The Spaniard was back in the first-team against Chelsea. United haven’t lost a league game under Solskjaer when the Spaniard has played, which shows how important he is to this United side.
Paul Pogba (CM)
The Frenchman is one of the first names on the team-sheet. Even a below-par Pogba can conjure up a moment of magic to decide a game.
Anthony Martial (LW)
The 23-year-old has been very poor in recent games but with Rashford and Lukaku unlikely to feature, he’ll have to produce the goods.
Jesse Lingard (RW)
The academy graduate has had a very poor season despite being effective as a false-9 at times this season. He should get the nod as Solskjaer has often praised his work-rate.
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Alexis Sanchez (CF)
The Chilean has had a torrid time at Manchester but can still come up with moments of quality. Solskjaer’s hand could be forced due to the injuries picked up by Lukaku and Rashford.