Manchester United will lock horns with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Monday night, hoping to pick up a positive result on their home turf. The Red Devils will be coming into the match on the back of an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Brentford, whereas the Reds recorded a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.
Victor Lindelof remains out of the weekend clash, but Anthony Martial could be involved on Monday night.
“Victor has not returned to the training pitch but the good news is that Anthony Martial is back in training with the team,” – Ten Hag told the media.
Erik Ten Hag will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation with a couple of tweaks from the last game, as Raphael Varane looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
4-3-3 Predicted Manchester United Lineup Vs Liverpool
David de Gea is expected to start between the sticks for the upcoming clash. The Spanish shot-stopper would look to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Monday.
Raphael Varane is expected to start at the heart of United’s backline, with new signing Lisandro Martinez slotting into the right-centre back position. Diogo Dalot should start at the right-back position, whereas Tyrell Malacia will fill in on the other flank as the left-back.
Scott McTominay is expected to start in the defensive midfield position, whereas Bruno Fernandes will slot in as the attacking midfielder.
Christian Eriksen 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 Danish international’s creative work if they wish to pick up a positive result on Monday.
Fred 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.
Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford will take up the wide positions, causing menace for Jurgen Klopp’s men down the right and left-wing, respectively.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to lead the line for Manchester United in midweek. The 37-year-old striker’s adept movement in front of the goal could cause a lot of trouble for the Liverpool defence that has conceded three goals in their opening two fixtures.
Anthony Martial could be brought off the bench as an impact substitute in the second forty-five minutes of the match.