Predicted XI: Man United to modify to diamond formation towards Granada


Marcus Rashford stays a significant damage doubt for Manchester United as they put together to journey to Spain for his or her Europa League quarter ultimate first leg tie towards Granada tomorrow.

Rashford didn’t practice with the squad yesterday and will be part of Anthony Martial on the sidelines for the match.

Anthony Elanga has been added to the ‘B’ record for the match, which is one other signal that the Reds may be in need of strikers. With 5 substitutions allowed, it’s attainable we might see a debut.

Juan Mata can be again in coaching and will play some half in his first sport for the reason that FA Cup third spherical conflict with Watford on January ninth.

Assuming Rashford doesn’t get better in time, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might revert to a diamond midfield, or one thing alternating between a diamond and a 4-2-3-1, with Paul Pogba working on the left, Fred on the suitable, Scott McTominay holding and Bruno Fernandes on the tip. Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood would then function as twin strikers, with Greenwood drifting again huge proper when Fred drops again right into a defensive midfield function out of possession.

An alternative choice, if Solskjaer doesn’t fancy the left-footed Fred on the suitable of midfield, could be to modify him with McTominay in the identical formation.

Elsewhere, Dean Henderson ought to preserve his place in objective though David de Gea might be eager to get again within the motion. Alex Telles is again in coaching and will have a run out at left again to provide Luke Shaw a relaxation, in any other case the defence is prone to be unchanged, particularly as Eric Bailly is dominated out with Covid-19.

Solskjaer has made a variety of adjustments in earlier Europa League rounds, resting key gamers in preparation for the Premier League. With a tricky away tie at Spurs on Sunday, Solskjaer could achieve this once more, however we predict that the 11 level cushion between United and fifth place within the League will encourage him to choose one thing near his strongest XI on this match, United’s final probability of silverware this season.

With all that stated, right here is our predicted XI for tomorrow’s sport:


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