Manchester United will clash heads with Real Sociedad at Reale Arena on Thursday evening, hoping to pick up a positive result on the final matchday of the UEFA Europa League campaign. The visitors will be coming into the match on the back of a tight 1-0 victory over West Ham United, whereas the hosts recorded a 2-0 loss to Real Betis.
Erik Ten Hag will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation with a couple of tweaks from the last game as Jadon Sancho looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
4-3-3 Predicted Manchester United Lineup Vs Real Sociedad
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 Thursday.
Skipper Harry Maguire is expected to start at the heart of United’s backline, with Lisandro Martinez slotting into the right-centre back position. Diogo Dalot should start at the right-back position, whereas Luke Shaw will fill in on the other flank as the left-back.
Casemiro 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 win on Thursday.
Scott McTominay 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 Antony will take up the wide positions, causing menace for Imanol Alguacil’s men down the right and left-wing, respectively.
Marcus Rashford is expected to lead the line for Manchester United in midweek. The England international’s adept movement in front of the goal could cause a lot of trouble for the Sociedad defence.
Cristiano Ronaldo could be brought off the bench as an impact substitute in the second forty-five minutes of the match.