Manchester United will clash heads with Sheriff at Old Trafford on Thursday night, hoping to pick up a positive result on match day 5 of the UEFA Europa League campaign.
The Red Devils will be coming into the match on the back of a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Chelsea, whereas the away team recorded a 1-0 loss to Petrocub.
Following the loss, Stjepan Tomas resigned from the manager’s position as he took the blame for the defeat on himself.
“It seems that the players were thinking about the match in Manchester, there was no concentration. This is my mistake.” – The Croatian manager stated.
Erik Ten Hag will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation with a couple of tweaks from the last game as Scott McTominay looks likely to replace Casemiro in midweek.
4-3-3 Predicted Manchester United Lineup Vs Sheriff
David de Gea is expected to start between the sticks for the upcoming clash. The Spanish shot-stopper would look to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Thursday.
Victor Lindelof is expected to start at the heart of United’s backline, with Lisandro Martinez slotting into the right-centre back position.
Diogo Dalot should start at the right-back position, whereas Tyrell Malacia will fill in on the other flank as the left-back.
Scott McTominay is expected to start in the defensive midfield position, whereas Bruno Fernandes will slot in as the attacking midfielder.
Christian Eriksen remains a sure-fire starter for Manchester United this week, and it’ll be an understatement to say The Red Devils will be highly dependent on the Denmark international’s creative work if they wish to pick up a win on Thursday.
Casemiro will have to settle for a place on the bench, but he could be brought on in the second half of the contest if needed.
Jadon Sancho and Antony will take up the wide positions, causing menace for the visitors down the left and right wing, respectively.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to lead the line for Manchester United in midweek. The Portugal international’s adept movement in front of the goal could cause a lot of trouble for Sheriff’s defence which has conceded five goals in their last five matches across all competitions.
Marcus Rashford could be brought off the bench as an impact substitute in the second forty-five minutes of the match.
4-3-3 Manchester United Predicted Lineup Vs Sheriff