How Man United should line up against Fulham in FA Cup without Casemiro
The influential Brazilian midfielder was sent off for the second time this season during last week’s frustrating goalless home Premier League draw with relegation strugglers Southampton and will now miss four crucial games for Erik ten Hag’s side.
Anthony Martial is not expected to be available for this afternoon’s last-eight clash at Old Trafford either despite the Frenchman’s recent return to training after hip problems.
Winger Antony missed the Europa League last-16 second-leg win over Real Betis on Thursday night due to illness and could sit out again here.
Bayern Munich loanee Marcel Sabitzer, however, will likely start in place of Casemiro in midfield against Fulham as attentions turn to trying to make it to Wembley for the second time this season for the Carabao Cup winners.
Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek are both long-term absentees for United, with Alejandro Garnacho also now sidelined for several weeks with an ankle injury.
Predicted Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Sabitzer, Fred; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst.
Injured: Garnacho, Eriksen, Van de Beek
Doubts: Martial, Antony
Time and date: Sunday 19 March, 2023 at 4.30pm GMT
Venue: Old Trafford