Manchester United will entertain Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford looking to continue their recent resurgence under their interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær. The Red Devils secured a thumping win at Cardiff City on Saturday which will give them a lot of confidence ahead of this midweek encounter on Boxing Day.
The Terriers are in dire need of some favourable results if they are to get themselves out of relegation trouble in the coming weeks. Solskjær could opt to stick with his favoured 4-3-3 formation and might start with Eric Bailly in central defence.
4-3-3 Manchester United Predicted Lineup To Face Huddersfield Town
David De Gea will start in between the sticks for the Red Devils for this home encounter against the Terriers. The Spanish goalie failed to keep a clean sheet against the Bluebirds last weekend, but with Jose Mourinho gone now, things might improve under Solskjær in defence. The new United interim boss will demand an improved performance from his defenders on Wednesday afternoon.
The defensive pairing of Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof might be deployed in central defence as Chris Smalling is still out with an injury. Ashley Young might get another opportunity to use his experience at right-back while Luke Shaw should resume his duties as the first choice left-back.
Marcos Rojo will be in a race against time to be fit for this clash against David Wagner’s men in midweek.
Solskjær might opt to stick with his strongest midfield trio of Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic as all three looked solid in the Norwegian manager’s first match in charge of Man United last weekend. The Mancunian giants managed to create a lot of chances against Cardiff City on Saturday evening, so they would look to replicate a similar display at Old Trafford this week.
Marouane Fellaini might be available on the bench once again for Solskjær to call upon.
The Reds of Manchester will start with the front three of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard after they took apart the Bluebirds defence last weekend. Both Martial and Lingard will look to use their quickness and agility down the wide areas while Rashford would aim to find the back of the net down the middle.
Both Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez will miss out on this encounter due to injury.