Manchester United will lock horns with Leicester City at Old Trafford on Tuesday night hoping to pick up a positive result and further strengthen their position in the league table.
The Red Devils will be coming into the match on the back of an impressive 3-1 comeback win over Aston Villa, whereas Brendan Rodgers’ men recorded a 4-2 loss against Newcastle United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will probably opt for the 4-2-3-1 formation with several tweaks from the last game. Alex Telles might get the nod over Luke Shaw, whereas Edinson Cavani looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
4-2-3-1 Predicted Manchester United Line-up To Face Leicester City
Dean Henderson is expected to start in goal for the upcoming home encounter. The English shot-stopper would be looking to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Tuesday.
Harry Maguire, who picked up an unfortunate ankle injury in the second half of the match against Aston Villa, looks likely to miss the upcoming game.
“We have a final to look forward to. Hopefully, it will be with Harry Maguire, I don’t know. We’ve got to check him. It might be a few weeks, it might be a couple of days, who knows.” – Solskjaer revealed in his post-match press conference.
“I don’t know how bad it is. Maybe he’s available for Thursday I don’t know, I will tell you more on Tuesday night when I next see you all.”
As a result, Eric Bailly might replace Harry Maguire to form the centre-half partnership with Victor Lindelof at the heart of United’s backline.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a guaranteed starter at the right-back position, whereas Alex Telles will replace Luke Shaw to fill in on the other flank as the left-back. The duo would be expected to stay compact and keep their shape defensively.
Scott McTominay is expected to start in the central midfield position, whereas Nemanja Matic will slot in as the defensive midfielder.
Bruno Fernandes remains a sure-fire starter for United this week, and it’ll be an understatement to say The Red Devils will be highly dependent on the Portugal international’s creative work if they wish to pick up a positive result in midweek.
Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood will take up the wide positions, playing on the right and left-wing respectively.
Given the hectic schedule, Solskjaer might choose to rest Paul Pogba on Tuesday. The Frenchman will have to settle for a place on the bench but could be called upon in the latter stages of the game if needed.
Edinson Cavani is expected to lead the line for the hosts against Leicester City. The Uruguayan international’s adept movement in front of the goal could be utilised as an asset against Brendan Rodgers’ side. Moreover, he has been in fine form over the past few games, and he would be definitely looking to add to his goal-scoring tally against the Foxes.