Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils have been in superb form, with Sunday’s thrilling 3-2 FA Cup win over Liverpool suggesting this United side could potentially be the real deal.
Unfortunately for United, Man City easily won their game in hand 5-0 at West Brom last night to go top of the table and lay down an ominous marker, with Pep Guardiola’s side clearly not missing the injured Kevin De Bruyne.
Chris Wilder’s Sheffield Utd will pose a different kind of threat to Liverpool tonight: the Blades have been in abject form this season with just one win and five points suggesting they are near-certainties to be relegated.
However, this is the sort of match in which Solskjaer’s United have traditionally struggled, and the pressure will be on the hosts to break down the Blades, who have won three of their last four in all competitions.
With kick-off at 8:15pm GMT, follow all the goals and latest action on our live match blog.
Man United predicted lineup
Here is how we think Solskjaer will lay out his side tonight…
(4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; Matic, Fred; Rashford, Fernandes, Martial; Cavani
Premier League head to head (h2h) results
Prediction: Man United 2-0 Sheffield Utd
Chris Wilder’s men have indeed shown signs of improvement in recent weeks but the Red Devils, along with rivals Man City, are just about the form team in the country at the moment. It’s hard to look past a home win.
Sheffield United early team news
The Blades are hoping forward Lys Mousset can overcome a knock to feature. The Frenchman, who has missed the Blades’ last three matches, is the only player on the Blades’ injury list that could return.
The game comes too soon for Ben Osborn and Oli McBurnie while Sander Berge, Jack Robinson and Jack O’Connell face longer absences. John Egan is also out through suspension.
Squad from: Ramsdale, Foderingham, Basham, Apadu, Norwood, Bryan, Lundstram, Fleck, Bogle, Baldock, Stevens, Sharpe, Burke, Brewster, McGoldrick, Ndiaye, Lowe, Jagielka, Rodwell, Mousset.
Man United early team news
Marcus Rashford is available. The forward tweaked his knee towards the end of Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round win against Liverpool, but Solskjaer confirmed his availability after training fully on Tuesday morning.
Phil Jones and Brandon Williams have been absent recently, while Amad Diallo is closing in on his first matchday squad involvement and fellow teenager Facundo Pellistri has recovered from coronavirus.
Squad from: De Gea, Henderson, Grant, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, Telles, McTominay, Fred, Matic, Van De Beek, Pogba, James, Fernandes, Lingard, Pellistri, Diallo, Greenwood, Rashford, Martial, Cavani.
How to watch on TV and online
TV channel: The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.
Live stream: Subscribers can stream the game online via the BT Sport website and app.
Tonight’s game will kick off at 8:15pm GMT at the Theatre of Dreams, and we will keep you up to date with all the latest match action, updates and post-match reaction as United bid to retake top spot in the Premier League.
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