Man Utd predicted lineup vs Leeds
Manchester United are quickly back in action this week, with Leeds making the trip to Old Trafford.
Erik ten Hag’s side beat Crystal Palace at the weekend to go third in the table after Newcastle dropped points and will be looking to consolidate that here.
Casemiro’s three-game suspension for his red card at the weekend isn’t ideal, but United had fortunately dipped into the market for a midfielder in January anyway.
Here’s a look at the starting XI that Ten Hag could pick…
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GK: David de Gea – His long-term future is still uncertain, although there are no doubts about who will don the gloves for United this week.
RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka – Kept his place against Palace ahead of the fit-again Diogo Dalot. This healthy competition will likely push both players on.
CB: Raphael Varane – Has quit international football, citing the physical demands of playing so many games. He and United will be the beneficiaires of that.
CB: Lisandro Martinez – Firmly re-established as a starter following the World Cup break. This stands to be his fourth Premier League start in a row.
LB: Luke Shaw – United have good cover in the form of Tyrell Malacia, but Shaw is the undisputed Premier League starter and is no longer needed in the middle.
CM: Marcel Sabitzer – Made a good impression off the bench against Palace and will likely be thrown straight in here as cover for the suspended Casemiro.
CM: Fred – Has excelled alongside his fellow countryman Casemiro, but he will have to keep up that form with someone else beside him for now.
RM: Antony – Still dividing opinion, but Ten Hag seems sufficiently happy with the Brazilian’s progress and that is what counts.
AM: Bruno Fernandes – His numbers are starting to pick back up again after either a goal or assist in each of his last six Premier League games. But he had been performing well even before that spike.
LM: Marcus Rashford – One of the Premier League’s most in-form goalscorers will be going up against its fifth leakiest defence.
ST: Wout Weghorst – Anthony Martial has bene nursing a fresh injury setback so there is little chance of the towering Dutchman being displaced just yet.