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Varane Set To Return | 4-2-3-1 Manchester United Predicted Lineup Vs Tottenham Hotspur

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Manchester United will lock horns with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening, hoping to pick up all three points away from home. The Red Devils will be coming into the match on the back of a shambolic 5-0 defeat to Liverpool, whereas Nuno Espirito Santo’s men recorded a narrow 1-0 win over Burnley in midweek.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will probably opt for the 4-2-3-1 formation with a couple of tweaks from the last game as Raphael Varane looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.

4-2-3-1 Predicted Manchester United Lineup Vs Tottenham Hotspur

Defence

David de Gea is expected to start in between the sticks for the upcoming clash. The Spanish shot-stopper would be looking to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Saturday.

Raphael Varane, who was pictured training with the rest of the squad on Wednesday, should replace Victor Lindelof to form the centre-half partnership with Harry Maguire at the heart of United’s backline.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a guaranteed starter at the right-back position, whereas Luke Shaw will fill in on the other flank as the left-back. The English duo would be expected to stay compact and keep their shape defensively.

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Midfield

Nemanja Matic is expected to start over Fred in the defensive midfield position, whereas Scott McTominay will slot in as the central midfielder.

Bruno Fernandes remains a sure-fire starter for Manchester 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 win on Saturday.

Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood will take up the wide positions, playing on the left and right-wing respectively.

Donny van de Beek will have to settle for a place on the bench, but he could be brought on in the second half of the contest if needed.

Having picked up a red card against Liverpool, Paul Pogba remains suspended for the upcoming contest.

Attack

Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to lead the line for Manchester United this weekend. The 36-year-old striker’s adept movement in front of the goal could cause a lot of trouble for the Spurs defence that has conceded four goals in their last three league matches.

Jadon Sancho could be brought off the bench as an impact substitute in the second forty-five minutes of the match.

Manchester United Predicted Lineup Vs Tottenham
Manchester United Predicted Lineup Vs Tottenham
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