Manchester United will clash against Liverpool on Thursday, as the Red Devils hope to bounce back after the Leicester City defeat.
Manchester United will host Liverpool for a crunch Premier League fixture, as the latter hope to remain in the race for a top-four finish. The Red Devils were defeated by Leicester City on Tuesday by a score-line of 2-1, as they face their first league defeat in over three months.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made ten changes to the starting lineup against the Foxes. Only Mason Greenwood retained his place in the squad, and as a result, several changes are expected to take place on Thursday. Manchester United have had a busy week so far and will be playing their third league game in just over five days.
David de Gea started between the sticks against Leicester City. However, Dean Henderson has become United’s first choice goal-keeper for league fixtures. The 24-year old will come back into the lineup, and replace the experienced Spaniard in goal.
Harry Maguire suffered an ankle ligament injury against Aston Villa, and his participation in the final matches of the season is under serious doubt.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw have been rock-solid in defence this season and will hope to put up a stellar performance against the Reds. Shaw has been a consistent performer working tirelessly in both, defence and attacking situations.
Fred and Scott McTominay will operate as the centre-defensive midfielders on Thursday. The duo were on the bench in the last league game, and will be well-rested for the clash against their fiercest rivals.
Bruno Fernandes will operate behind the striker, as the attacking midfielder. The Portuguese has a tendency of finding himself in pockets of space and playing defence-splitting passes. The 26-year old has 27 goals and 16 assists to his name so far this season.
Paul Pogba was another player who rested for the fixture against Leicester City. The Frenchman’s presence was certainly missed on Tuesday, as there was a lack of creativity from the midfield.
The former Juventus midfielder will operate from the left side of midfield. Mason Greenwood is expected to be rested on Thursday, after starting the last two games against Aston Villa and the Foxes.
As a result, Marcus Rashford might have to play out of position, on the right of the attack, due to the lack of options. Anthony Martial and Daniel James continue to be on the sidelines due to injury, although the former has returned to training.
Edinson Cavani extended his stay at Old Trafford for another year, this week. The 34-year old striker already has 15 goals to his name this season and will start as the striker against the Reds.