Manchester United will lock horns with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Thursday 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 a 2-1 loss to Leicester City whereas Jurgen Klopp’s men recorded a 2-0 win against Southampton.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will probably opt for the 4-2-3-1 formation with several tweaks from the last game. Luke Shaw might get the nod over Alex Telles 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 Liverpool
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 as well.
As a result, Eric Bailly will 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 Luke Shaw will replace Alex Telles to fill in on the other flank as the left-back. The duo would be expected to stay compact and keep their shape defensively.
Fred is expected to start in the central midfield position whereas Scott McTominay 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 against the Reds.
Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba will take up the wide positions, playing on the right and left-wing respectively.
Given the hectic schedule, Solskjaer might choose to rest Mason Greenwood on Thursday. The Englishman 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 Liverpool. The Uruguayan international’s adept movement in front of the goal could be utilised as an asset against Jurgen Klopp’s side. Moreover, he has been in fine form over the past few games, and he would be looking to add to his goal-scoring tally against the Reds.