How Man United could line up against Liverpool in the Premier League

A knock picked up in the Carabao Cup final win over Newcastle kept Shaw out of the midweek victory over West Ham, while Sancho was also missing due to illness. Both will continue to be assessed, with final decisions yet to be made.

Anthony Martial is expected to miss out once again, with Erik ten Hag explaining earlier this week that the club will be patient with the Frenchman as they look to avoid further problems.

“I won’t give a prospective [time], or an expectation about that,” Ten Hag said. “Let him do his work, as several times now, he has been back and he drops back too quickly.

“We [have to] give him the time and I hope he is on board but first, in this moment, we are doing really well in this set-up. When he is available, we will have another option, a good option. Let’s give him the time and we will see when he is back.”

Donny van de Beek is a long-term absentee with a knee injury, while Christian Eriksen is unlikely to return until late April at the earliest.

Casemiro, Marcus Rashford, Fred and Lisandro Martinez all started on the bench against West Ham, but are set to return to the starting XI as United look for their first win at Anfield since 2016.

Alejandro Garnacho starred in that midweek win, though it may not be enough for him to keep his place in the side with Antony potentially favoured on the opposite flank to Rashford.

Ten Hag will give a team news update in his press conference on Friday afternoon

Predicted Man United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst

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