Manchester United will clash heads with Real Sociedad at Aneota Stadium on Thursday night, as both teams battle it out for the top spot. The visitors will be coming into the match on the back of a 2-0 defeat against Real Betis, whereas the Red Devils recorded a narrow 1-0 victory against West Ham United.
Manchester United Vs Real Sociedad: Talking Tactics
Erik Ten Hag will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation with a couple of tweaks from the last game as Antony looks likely to replace Anthony Elanga in midweek while Marcus Rashford leads the line against the opposition.
The visitors’ coach Imanol Alguacil could set his team up in a 4-3-1-2 formation allowing Alexander Sorloth and Carlos Fernandez to lead the charge against the Red Devils while Alex Remiro operates in goal for his side.
The Red Devils will remain without Raphael Varane (knee), Axel Tuanzebe (unspecified), Brandon Williams (unspecified) and Donny van de Beek (muscle) as all of them recover from their respective injuries. Meanwhile, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Antony and Anthony Martial could be available for this home encounter after returning to training.
Manchester United Predicted XI
De Gea; Dalot, Maguire, Martinez, Shaw; Eriksen, Casemiro, Fernandes; Antony, Rashford, Sancho
Mikel Oyarzabal, Umar Sadiq, Mohamed-Ali Cho, David Silva and Ander Martin are all guaranteed absences for the contest with Man United. Furthermore, Takefusa Kubo dislocated his shoulder in the win over Omonia last week and is one of the few doubts alongside Ander Barrenetxea, Aihen Munoz and Alex Sola, so Alguacil has limited players at his disposal.
Real Sociedad Predicted XI
Remiro; Gorosabel, Zubeldia, Pacheco, Rico; Merino, Zubimendi, Guevara; Mendez; Sorloth, Fernandez
Manchester United Vs Real Sociedad: Streaming Links
|United Kingdom||BT Sport, BBC Radio Live|
|USA||TUDN USA / Paramount+|
|India||Jio TV, Sony Liv|
|Italy||Amazon Prime Video|
|Germany||DAZN, DAZN 1|
|New Zealand||Spark Sport|