Erik ten Hag will start his reign as Manchester United supervisor with out the companies of Anthony Martial, who suffered a hamstring harm within the facet’s 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in Oslo.
Martial had beginning Sunday’s Premier League opener towards Brighton as the one recognised striker on the membership who was match match.
Cristiano Ronaldo has solely performed 45 minutes of soccer after having missed many of the pre-season tour resulting from household points.
Nevertheless, Ten Hag typically used a false 9 system in his time at Ajax and we predict he may do that on Sunday, with Donny van de Beek a potential candidate for the function.
The excellent news for United is that Jadon Sancho, who missed final weekend’s pleasant video games via illness, is again. He’ll virtually actually take up a place on the best wing.
Luke Shaw has additionally recovered from illness however might not stroll straight again into the workforce after the high-quality pre-season type of new signing, Tyrell Malacia, at left again.
Most individuals count on that in midfield, Bruno Fernandes will play within the quantity 8 place with the trusty pair, Scott McTominay and Fred, within the double 6. Nevertheless, we predict it’s potential that, particularly if the false 9 system is employed, Ten Hag may need extra creativity from deep, with Christian Eriksen poised to make his aggressive debut.
McTominay could possibly be the most definitely to overlook out in that circumstance.
Elsewhere, Diogo Dalot seems to be unchallenged as United’s beginning proper again and David de Gea will, in fact, proceed in purpose. We additionally assume Ten Hag will begin with the established partnership of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof at centre again, despite the fact that new signing Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane impressed towards Rayo Vallecano final week. The previous pair have performed many of the pre-season.
Ten Hag will proceed with the function reversal of the pair, with Maguire at RCB and Lindelof at LCB.
With all that in thoughts, right here is our predicted XI for the sport on Sunday:
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