Mourinho to make 6 changes – Strongest 4-2-3-1 Manchester United XI to face Huddersfield Town

Predicted Manchester United Lineup To Face Huddersfield Town In The FA Cup

Manchester United visit Huddersfield Town for the second time this season, this time in the FA Cup 5th round to avoid another silly defeat and shut the critics after a poor show against Newcastle United. Both sides have beaten each other once this season and will be wary of the individual threats the other outfit possesses.

Speaking in terms of recent form, the Red Devils have lost two out of their last four and will be hungry to make amends whereas the Terriers have somehow kept themselves up with a couple of fruitful results. The battle unfolds on Saturday evening at the Kirklees stadium.

Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for José. However, Eric Bailly, Marcus Rashford, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Daley Blind and Ander Herrera are all sidelined due to injuries.

Probable Manchester United XI

José Mourinho will chop and change his defensive armoury and the likes of Luke Shaw and Darmian could be seen in the playing XI. However, due to the lacklustre display against the Toons last time out, he might field a stronger front four in order to avoid two defeats in a row. Hopefully, in this game, their forwards be more clinical and decisive in front of goal.

Manager: José Mourinho

Formation: 4-2-3-1

GK: Sergio Romero

Romero should replace David De Gea in goal and look to capitalise on his opportunity. He is an excellent shot-stopper with top class abilities.

RB: Matteo Darmian

Darmian is a decent right-back with a good defensive ability. He will replace a hard working Valencia.

CB: Chris Smalling

Smalling should retain his spot. He is monstrous in the air and will set and organise the defence.

Victor Lindelof

CB: Victor Lindelöf 

Lindelöf should replace Jones at centre-half. He is starting to fit into the Red Devils shirt and is a fine tackler.

LB: Luke Shaw

The pace, crossing and width provided by Like Shaw should feature at left-back. Defensively, he has got better and tighter.

CDM: Michael Carrick

The veteran will dictate the proceedings and add a defensive edge from the midfield like he has done all his career.

CM: Scott McTominay

McTominay has already shown glimpses of his talent, especially when not in possession. He reads passes well and is very composed on the ball.

RW: Juan Mata

Mata could replace Martial on the right-wing. His crossing, through balls and finishing, are all outstanding.

Alexis Sanchez

LW: Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez, arguably their best player at the moment, should play on the left-wing. His creativity index and work-rate will be key to United’s approach.

CAM: Jesse Lingard

Lingard should play behind the striker. His sharpness has dipped in the last two games but no one can take his potential for granted.

ST: Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku will lead the line. He desperately needs to start proving his price tag on a consistent basis and finish off teams without much fuss.


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