McTominay and Rojo start, 4-2-3-1: Strongest Predicted Man United XI vs Huddersfield




Manchester United will take on Huddersfield Town for the second time this month when they travel to the St John Smith’s Stadium for the FA Cup fifth round tie. The Red Devils picked up a comfortable 2-0 win over the Terriers during the previous meeting at Old Trafford, and the manager could make a few changes to his squad with a view to the midweek Champions League clash versus Sevilla.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Lineup:

Sergio Romero has been the preferred goalkeeper for the Cup duties, and the Argentine is likely to get the nod over David De Gea. The 30-year-old picked up a clean sheet during the 4-0 thumping of Yeovil Town last month.

Antonio Valencia has yet to make a Cup appearance this season, and this could well be the case this weekend with Matteo Darmian starting at right-back. Luke Shaw is a probable contender to feature ahead of Ashley Young in the opposite direction.

Both Phil Jones and Chris Smalling received plenty of criticism after the away defeat to Newcastle United, and Mourinho could shuffle his central defence with Victor Lindelof and Marcos Rojo coming in for the pair, who may be rested.

Onto the midfield, club graduate Scott McTominay could earn another Cup start, and we are fancying him to start alongside Michael Carrick in a two-man midfield, with Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera deemed to be carrying injuries.

Further forward, Juan Mata remains the ideal player on the right side of the attack with his ability to thread in key passes for his teammates. Meanwhile, Jesse Lingard is a probable contender to keep his number 10 role with Anthony Martial starting in his preferred left-wing position.

Romelu Lukaku has started from the bench on both occasions in the FA Cup this term, and Mourinho could be tempted to lead the line with Marcus Rashford depending on the fitness of the England international. Alexis Sanchez could start from the bench in anticipation for a tricky European tie at Sevilla.

 

 




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