After progressing in the Europa League, the Red Devils’ other massive chance at a trophy comes in the FA Cup which continues this weekend. It’s time for our predicted Man Utd XI for their game vs Leicester City.
Well, the draw certainly could have been tougher but at this stage in the competition, there is no such thing as an easy tie. Leicester City, despite their injury problems, will be an absolute handful tomorrow.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are playing some lovely football and they’ll be looking to continue that trend tomorrow. It’s down to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to outwit and outsmart his opposite number.
You’d imagine United’s plan will be pretty clear; hit Leicester on the counter-attack as they commit too many men forward. Thankfully, being away from home probably gives us a better chance of doing that.
We still have injury concerns going into this one. Who knows whether Anthony Martial or Edinson Cavani will be feeling fit enough to play here. Anyway, let’s get right into it…
Check out the predicted Man Utd XI in full vs Leicester City here:
Key star David de Gea will return to the side after five games out, though I’m not entirely sure I agree with that decision whatsoever. I’d go Dean Henderson, as he should now be our number one.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka starts at right-back, in a game were he’ll be pushed to his limits defensively. Luke Shaw also plays this one. Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof were simply spectacular against AC Milan. Why break that up?
Scott McTominay brings the physicality, while Fred will cover every single blade of grass as per usual. Bruno Fernandes will have to have a better game than last time out.
The front three pretty much picks itself amid the injury issues. Mason Greenwood will lead the line. He’ll see Marcus Rashford over his left shoulder and Dan James over on the right.
I’d imagine Pogba will be used as a second-half substitute once again, while Anthony Martial is another attacking option if things aren’t going our way.
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