Sanchez to keep his spot: Predicted Manchester United XI to face Derby County in Carabao Cup

Alexis Sanchez

Manchester United need to bounce back after a disappointing result against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Red Devils were held to a 1-1 draw in the Premier League and face Derby County at Old Trafford next. The Carabao Cup should provide Jose Mourinho with a chance to change the squad and rest a few players.

United face West Ham United over the weekend and this could be an opportunity for some players to force themselves into the starting XI on Saturday.

The Red Devils shouldn’t take Derby lightly and here is our predicted line-up for the clash against the Rams.

Predicted Manchester United XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Jose Mourinho

Sergio Romero (GK)

David De Gea is the best keeper in the world but Romero deserves a chance and should play against Derby.

Diogo Dalot (RB)

The youngster did pretty well in his debut against Young Boys and this will be a great chance to showcase his ability in English conditions.

Eric Bailly (CB)

The central defender has had a tough time this season but he should receive a chance against the Rams in the Carabao Cup.

Victor Lindelof (CB)

Lindelof isn’t the best defender around but the Swede has looked alright beside Chris Smalling and it will be interesting to see how he does alongside Bailly.

Ashley Young (LB)

Luke Shaw must get a break and Young should start the game against the Rams.

Fred (CM)

Fred got his first goal for United against the Wolves and he should keep his place in the XI against Derby.

Andreas Pereira (CM)

The Brazilian has looked decent in the few opportunities he has received this season and could get a game against the lower-league side.

Scott McTominay (CM)

McTominay is another player who hasn’t had a lot of playing time but could receive a few minutes on Tuesday night.

Jesse Lingard (RW)

The Englishman was another player who didn’t do well against the newly-promoted side but he should get another chance in the Carabao Cup.

Alexis Sanchez (LW)

Sanchez had a horrible game against Wolves. However, he should play against the Rams on Tuesday.

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Anthony Martial (ST)

Martial scored in the Champions League win over Young Boys and needs more playing time. The Frenchman has to prove his ability in front of the goal and facing lower-league opposition could be the perfect chance for him to score.