4-3-3: Predicted Man United XI vs City – Sanchez starts

Manchester United are in an absolute mess at the moment. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has much work ahead.

The squad needs a serious overhaul but obviously, that cannot be tackled until the summer. For now, the Baby Faced Assassin has to work with the players at his disposal and quite frankly, we need a miracle to secure a top-four finish.

Things don’t get any easier with two huge home matches against both Manchester City and Chelsea coming up over the next six days. Solskjaer must go toe-to-toe with the brilliant Pep Guardiola and come out on top. Let’s look at the predicted starting line-up for that game.

Despite errors, David de Gea will keep his place in goal. It’s easy to forget just how marvellous he has been for us over the years, we’re still lucky to have him.

For whatever reason, Victor Lindelof was deployed as a right-back over the weekend, he’ll move back into the centre to partner Chris Smalling as both Luke Shaw and Ashley Young return from suspension and the subs bench respectively.

Scott McTominay starts in place of a Nemanja Matic who has struggled this season, while both Fred and Paul Pogba continue to play, purely due to a lack of quality alternatives in that area of the field.

Marcus Rashford will lead the line in place of Romelu Lukaku who drops to the subs bench. Alexis Sanchez makes his first start after injury, while Jesse Lingard makes up the front three.

Do we have enough to hurt City? On paper, absolutely, but right now our fans have every right to feel disappointed with the way things are going.


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