Sanchez on the right, Smalling out – Predicted 4-3-3 Manchester United XI to face Huddersfield

Predicted Manchester United Lineup To Face Huddersfield Town In The Premier League

After Wednesday’s hugely disappointing 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, Manchester United would get a chance to bounce back when they face Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford on Saturday. A lacklustre, subpar performance from Jose Mourinho’s side saw them slide to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

Luckily for United, the scoreline stayed 2-0 and it could have been an embarrassment had they conceded more. Anyway, the 2-0 defeat was enough to determine how badly we played the entire game, having gone behind after just 11 seconds.

Mourinho failed in his tactics and the players didn’t help his cause, as the team looked insipid and flat at Wembley. However, United get a chance to put their disappointment behind but they have to be wary of Huddersfield, who handed us the first defeat of the league this season by beating us 2-1 at John Smith’s stadium.

David Wagner’s team are enduring a poor spell and were battered by Liverpool at home on Tuesday. However, they would come to Old Trafford in full force, with an aim to cause an upset once again.

Team News

Eric Bailly remains unavailable after ankle surgery, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still attempting to recover from knee trouble following his ACL injury. Marouane Fellaini looks likely to join the injury list after limping out of Wednesday’s loss just seven minutes after coming into the game as a substitute.

Probable Manchester United XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Jose Mourinho

David de Gea (GK)

The best goalkeeper in the world is a sure starter and expect him to be at his very best as usual.

Antonio Valencia (RB)

Solid and reliable, he was not at his best against Spurs and so were his teammates. Should start against Huddersfield.

Phil Jones (CB)

Jones was horrendous against Spurs. He failed to cope with Harry Kane, looked timid from the onset of the game and scored an own goal. Despite his worst game of the season, Mourinho might stick with him.

Marcos Rojo (CB)

Chris Smalling’s lackadaisical showing at Wembley means he could drop out, with Rojo taking his place against Huddersfield. Mourinho has to take a bold decision to break the English partnership and I think he would.

Luke Shaw (LB)

The decision to drop Luke Shaw for the game at Tottenham showed Mourinho still doesn’t trust the left-back. The United manager selected Ashley Young, who, unlike his outings this season, was abject and careless in the left-back role.

Nemanja Matic (CDM)

Matic had a game to forget against Spurs. Should look to get back to his best on Saturday.

Paul Pogba (CM)

Pogba was hauled in the second half when United were chasing the game against Spurs and that tells the whole story of his poor display. It is very clear that the Frenchman lacks defensive discipline and should therefore not be played in a deeper role. He needs the freedom to express himself as he is one of our most talented creative outlets.

Ander Herrera (CM)

Herrera’s inclusion against Huddersfield is important if Mourinho sets up the team in the 4-3-3 module. The Spaniard would then be expected to do the dirty job alongside Matic and give Pogba the extra freedom he needs.

Alexis Sanchez (RW)

A dismal and clueless league debut for the Chilean in United colours. Sanchez, however, looked to create and rally his team forward against Spurs. Expecting Mourinho to give the Chilean the right-wing role.

Anthony Martial (LW)

Failed to influence the game against Spurs. The Frenchman has been in top form this season, so expect him to start on the left.

Romelu Lukaku (ST)

A lack of service from his teammates meant Lukaku failed to do anything spectacular at Wembley on Tuesday. However, the striker looks quicker and sharper lately and a goal on Saturday would do a world of good for him.

 

  • dinesh

    When will Jose learn – Pogba is not a defensive cm and cannot play in a 2. He needs to part of a left side 3 so that he can attack with the front 3.Whenever utd played this formation Pogba ran the show as he did for Juventus. Jose needs a wakeup as he cannot compete with Pep with such pathetic tactics- doubts about his contract extension!!