Manchester United will take on West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday night as they look to move up a few places in the Premier League table with a win at home. The Red Devils managed to secure an impressive 3-1 victory against Everton at Goodison Park which will keep them in high spirits going into this weekend’s clash versus the Baggies.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will probably go with the 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to name Axel Tuanzebe in his starting XI in the injury absence of Luke Shaw. However, the Mancunian giants will be sweating on the fitness of Victor Lindelof and Marus Rashford as they are major doubts for this upcoming league contest at the Theatre of Dreams.
4-2-3-1 Manchester United Predicted Lineup To Face West Brom
David De Gea will continue in goal for the Red Devils after conceding a goal in each of his last two league outings. Victor Lindelof is a doubt but is expected to recover in time to play alongside Harry Maguire at the heart of the Man United backline. Both centre-halves will have to keep things solid at the back if they want to earn a clean sheet this weekend.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka will get the nod to start at right-back while Axel Tuanzebe fills in on the other side as the left-back. Luke Shaw was injured against the Toffees and is currently facing a spell on the sidelines.
Eric Bailly is a significant concern for this game, but Brandon Williams should be fit to make up the numbers on the bench.
Fred and Scott McTominay will anchor Solskjaer’s midfield and work hard towards winning the 50-50 battles at the centre of the park. The gifted trio of Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Juan Mata will lineup just ahead of them as part of the Man United attack.
Both Fernandes and Mata will carry most of the creative burden in the opposition half. However, Rashford and Greenwood are significant doubts for this game, so Solskjaer might be forced to bulk up his midfield by including either Paul Pogba or Donny van de Beek in his first XI if they fail to make themselves available this weekend.
Barring any late injuries, Anthony Martial will spearhead Solskjaer’s attack up top. The French striker needs a goal to build some confidence ahead of the busy winter months when the fixtures will come thick and fast in Premier League football.
Edinson Cavani will be available for selection on the bench but could come on to influence the game in the latter stages of the match if required.