Manchester United will lock horns with Championship side Queens Park Rangers at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday evening, hoping to pick a positive result in their second pre-season friendly. The Red Devils will be coming into the match on the back of a 2-1 victory over Derby County, whereas The Hoops recorded a similar 2-1 win against Portsmouth on July 7.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will probably opt for the 4-2-3-1 formation with several tweaks from the last game. Andreas Pereira might get the nod over Dylan Levitt, whereas Alex Telles looks likely to start as the left-back. Below is the 4-2-3-1 Manchester United Predicted Lineup Vs QPR.
4-2-3-1 Predicted Manchester United Line-up To Face QPR
21-year-old Nathan Bishop is expected to replace Tom Heaton in goal for the upcoming clash. The English shot-stopper would be looking to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Saturday.
Axel Tuanzebe will continue to form the centre-half partnership with Teden Mengi at the heart of United’s backline. Academy graduate Will Fish might come on to replace the latter at the half-time mark.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a guaranteed starter at the right-back position, whereas Alex Telles will fill in on the other flank as the left-back. The duo would be expected to stay compact and keep their shape defensively.
Andreas Pereira is expected to start in the central midfield position, whereas highly-rated youngster James Garner will slot in as the defensive midfielder.
Juan Mata could retain his place as the number 10 in the starting eleven.
Jesse Lingard and Facundo Pellistri will take up the wide positions, playing on the right and left-wing respectively. After coming on at half-time against Derby County, the duo put up a phenomenal display, and they’d be hoping to repeat more of the same tomorrow.
Mason Greenwood is expected to lead the line for his side against Queens Park Rangers. The 19-year-old striker’s adept movement in front of the goal could be utilised as an asset against Mark Warburton’s side. However, with Marcus Rashford set to be out for a couple of months, he’d be more focused on building his fitness before the commencement of the 2021/22 season.
17-year-old Joe Hugill could be given a chance to shine in the second forty-five minutes of the game.