Manchester United go back to Premier League action on Sunday and have a home game against West Ham United..
Erik 10 Hag’s side beat FC Sheriff on Thursday in the Europa League to extend their unbeaten run in all of competitions to 7 games. Next up is really a Hammers side who are positioned tenth in the kitchen table.
In terms of personnel, 10 Hag has mostly a settled side with just a clutch of worries to deal with. Centre-back is now something of small concern following Raphael Varane’s thigh injury. The Frenchman departed the final league game against Chelsea after one hour and he has since been ruled from United’s schedule until the World Cup starts following month..
Skipper Harry Maguire returned at only the perfect time, creating a 45 minute appearance against Sheriff midweek.
Nevertheless, he’s not likely to be healthy enough to start against the Hammers so Victor Lindelof looks a safe option to remain the partnership of his at centre back alongside Lisandro Martinez. Diogo Dalot must continue his ever present record after netting midweek whilst Luke Shaw is apt to change Tyrell Malacia who received the nod against Sheriff..
Casemiro and Bruno Fernandes look guaranteed starters in midfield and Christian Eriksen must be to start alongside the pair..
As for the front 3, Marcus Rashford must keep his spot provided he’s the club’s top goalscorer with 6 goals. Cristiano Ronaldo notched on Thursday along with his newest misdemeanour right now behind him, 10 Hag might well choose to offer him a rare league start..
Whenever that’s the situation then appears a straight shoot out for the other ahead place between Antony and Jadon Sancho. Antony did himself no favours midweek together with the Brazilian hauled off at half time observing a needless display of showboating. But Sancho’s recent below par performances suggest he might lose out here.
Predicted line up to face West Ham: De Gea; Dalot, Martinez, Lindelof, Shaw; Casemiro, Fernandes, Eriksen; Rashford, Ronaldo, Antony..
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