Confirmed MUFC XI vs Newport County (FA Cup fourth round, 2023/24)

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Our FA Cup fourth round vs Newport County takes place in about an hour, with the all-important team news now in.

Manchester United Football Club only have one chance at silverware left. The FA Cup. The Red Devils made the final last season, as they look to avenge that tough loss in the derby.

Erik ten Hag’s side will be feeling good about their chances at progressing here, though Newport County should not be underestimated. Rodney Parade will be bouncing, with the South Wales club looking to cause the upset of all upsets.

Well, the team news is now in, with the Dutch boss not messing around. He has named a super strong starting line-up, jam-packed with top quality players in several areas of the field.

We welcome back Luke Shaw and Casemiro after their respective injury issues, while Altay Bayindir is handed a debut. Anyway, we’ll give you the full rundown now…

Confirmed MUFC XI vs Newport County:

Bayindir; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Mainoo, Fernandes (c); Antony, Garnacho, Hojlund.

The Turk has been waiting patiently for this opportunity ever since arriving from Fenerbahce over the summer and no doubt the Old Trafford Faithful are keen to see their new man in action.

Diogo Dalot is preferred to Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the right-back position, with Luke shaw getting the nod over on the left-hand side of defence. Lisandro Martinez starts after his injury issues, while he’ll partner Raphael Varane.

Casemiro is another who has made his return from injury here, with the man from Brazil starting at the heart of the midfield. This is the first time he has partnered Kobbie Mainoo in that area of the pitch. It should be interesting. Bruno Fernandes starts in the attacking midfielder spot.

Rasmus Hojlund will lead the line. As he looks to his right, he will see Antony, while Alejandro Garnacho completes the midfield trio.

Do you think Man United will beat Newport County? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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