Man United vs Sheffield United prediction: Manchester United line-up
Manchester United resume their Premier League duties when they travel to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United on Sunday.
The Red Devils battled back from a dismal defeat against Bournemouth to put three past Brighton and jump to 7th place in the Premier League before the international break.
Yet, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side now face a tough trip to this season’s surprise package – Sheffield United, who are fifth in the table and undefeated in their last five Premier League games.
Paul Pogba has had the braces removed from his ankle but he lacks match fitness. Scott McTominay is a big doubt after rolling over his ankle against Brighton.
Luke Shaw is nearing a return, having picked up a hamstring problem in August. Diogo Dalot, Axel Tuanzebe and Nemanja Matic are all in contention should they pass late fitness tests. Meanwhile, Ashley Young will be back from suspension.
Probable Manchester United XI
David de Gea (GK)
The Spaniard is a regular and United’s first-choice in goal.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RWB)
Wan-Bissaka has been one of the most consistent performers for the Red Devils, impressing with his reading of the game and tackling skills. However, he could start at right wing-back against the Blades.
Victor Lindelof (RCB)
Lindelof hasn’t been at his best this season. Yet, he has been a regular starter and should keep his place in the team.
Harry Maguire (CB)
Maguire has been consistent since his arrival from Leicester this summer and is one of the first names on the team sheet.
Marcos Rojo (LCB)
Rojo has done a decent job whenever called upon by the manager. The Argentinean will complete United’s back three.
Ashley Young (LWB)
Back from suspension, Young could walk straight into the starting XI at the weekend.
James Garner (CM)
With McTominay doubtful, and Pogba and Matic lacking match fitness, Solskjaer could turn to teenager Garner in the midfield. Even at the age of 18, he has shown incredible maturity and can be trusted to do the job.
Fred has looked good in the last few games, impressing with his ball-retention and passing skills. The Brazilian is an undoubted starter against Sheffield United.
Daniel James (RW)
James has been fantastic since signing for Manchester United in the summer. The Welshman’s lightning pace and movement could cause United defenders all kinds of problems.
Marcus Rashford (LW)
Rashford is in red-hot form and will aim to help the Red Devils earn three crucial points at the Bramall Lane.
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Anthony Martial (ST)
Martial has impressed since his return from injury, bringing fluidity to United’s attack by linking well with the likes of Rashford and James.