Manchester United are scheduled to face Leicester City in their first game following the international break. The Red Devils have been hampered with multiple injury concerns over the past few weeks and it is certain that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will work with a depleted squad for the visit of Brendan Rodgers’ side.
David de Gea has remained the undisputed choice for the Red Devils in the number one role and the Spaniard’s position is unlikely to change for the weekend. The 28-year-old will be aiming to put up a strong performance between the sticks after failing to keep a clean sheet in the past three games.
In the defence, Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire are set to continue at the heart of the backline but the eyes will surely be on the former, who has recently been guilty for a couple of errors, which have directly contributed to the opposition scoring.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been deemed doubtful for the encounter by Solskjaer and his likely absence should see Ashley Young slot into the right side of the defence. At left-back, Marcos Rojo could be handed with his maiden appearance of the season.
In the centre of the park, Pogba is a certain absentee with an ankle problem. Nemanja Matic is currently regarded as preferred back-up midfielder ahead of Fred and the Serbia international is likely to partner Scott McTominay.
In the attack, the combination should remain the same from the Southampton game with Anthony Martial still sidelined with a thigh concern. Daniel James, who was voted as the club’s Player of the Month for August should feature in his preferred left-wing position.
Elsewhere, Juan Mata and Andreas Pereira should take up the number 10 and right-wing roles respectively while Marcus Rashford is expected to lead the attack. Rashford needs to step up with his performance after drawing blank in the past three league games, where he has been wasteful with his finishing.
Predicted Manchester United XI: David de Gea, Ashley Young, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Marcos Rojo, Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata, Daniel James, Marcus Rashford
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