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Rashford And Martial To Start Up Top | 4-3-1-2 Manchester United Predicted Lineup Vs Cardiff City

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Manchester United will entertain Cardiff City at Old Trafford on Sunday hoping to end their Premier Leauge campaign with a win. The Red Devils are winless in their last five matches across all competitions and so Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be desperate to see his men end the season on a high note.

The Norwegian manager will likely opt for a 4-3-1-2 formation with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial leading the line against the Bluebirds.

4-3-1-2 Manchester United Predicted Lineup To Face Cardiff City


David De Gea will lineup in goal for Man United as he looks to keep a clean sheet under the watchful eyes of the home supporters this weekend. The Spanish goalie has struggled with his form in recent weeks, so this match versus the Bluebirds could be an ideal opportunity for him to bounce back before the season draws to a close.

The centre-half pair of Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof could get a chance to impress at the centre of the Red Devils defence as they look to restrict the Cardiff attackers from scoring a goal. Luke Shaw will operate in the left-back position as he tries to be creative from the wide areas. Ashley Young will once again play as the right-back as he attempts to keep things solid in his own half.

It’s high time that Solskjaer’s defenders found a way to not concede cheap goals at the back after a run of poor defensive displays over the past few matches.


The Red Devils might opt for the trio of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera as they operate at the middle of the park while trying to establish the home side’s dominance at Old Trafford. The talented midfield three needs to work well together so that they can set up some chances for the Man United forwards in the Cardiff half.

Juan Mata will act as the liaison between Solskjaer’s midfield and attack, which means that the Spaniard would have the license to get forward and create chances for others around him.

Both Scott McTominay and Fred could be available on the bench and might come on to feature in this match if required.


The Reds of Manchester might go with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial playing together up front. The dynamic duo will be expected to find the back of the net on Sunday as Man United look to close out their season with a victory in front of their loyal supporters inside the Theatre of Dreams.

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