Lukaku to replace Rashford? – Predicted Manchester United line-up to face Newcastle

Paul Pogba Manchester United

Manchester United made it three wins from three under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and the Norwegian has the chance of making it four as we face Newcastle United at St. James’ Park.

The Magpies haven’t been great this season and are involved in a scrap to avoid relegation. United would want to keep up the pressure on Chelsea as we look to make a dash for the top-four.

The Red Devils are playing some great football with several players in great form, however, Eric Bailly will not play any part against the Magpies after his red card in our win over Bournemouth.

Solskjaer would need to shuffle his pack as we have an FA Cup game at the weekend, and here is our predicted line-up for the Red Devils.

Predicted Manchester United XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

David de Gea (GK)

The Spaniard needs a clean sheet after a less than stellar season and facing a misfiring Newcastle side, we might just get one.

Ashley Young (RB)

Young should continue as our right-back even though we have Diogo Dalot fit.

Phil Jones (CB)

Bailly had a chance to impress but got a red card and should be replaced in our XI by the Englishman.

Victor Lindelof (CB)

The Swede has stepped up in recent weeks and should continue in our defence as we play Rafa Benitez’s team.

Luke Shaw (LB)

The former Saint has been one of the better players from a rough season, and we should see him start on Wednesday.

Paul Pogba (CM)

What a difference a new manager makes to Pogba. The Frenchman has got his swagger back and should be in the team after scoring a brace against the Cherries.

Nemanja Matic (CM)

Matic provides some protection to our defence and allows Pogba more freedom, so he should start.

Ander Herrera (CM)

The Spaniard has been alright since the new manager came in and he should remain in the United starting XI.

Anthony Martial (LW)

Martial didn’t score in our win over the Cherries but he is a quality player that is doing well under Solskjaer.

Romelu Lukaku Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku (ST)

It was important for Lukaku to get a goal after the great start under the new manager, and with Marcus Rashford carrying a slight knock, the Belgian should start on Wednesday.

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Jesse Lingard (RW)

The Englishman started in our 4-1 win over the Cherries and should keep his place as we travel to Newcastle.