Key man fit as Solskjaer makes 3 changes | Expected Man Utd line-up vs Liverpool

By on February 22, 2019

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Manchester United will be looking to tighten their grip on fourth place with a win when they welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. Here is the line-up I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will go with:

Goalkeeper: Sergio Romero played in the FA Cup win over Chelsea last time out but I don’t think there is any doubt that David De Gea will return between the sticks against Liverpool this weekend.

Defence: Man Utd were solid at the back at Stamford Bridge on Monday night but Solskjaer may still opt to make a change with Eric Bailly pushing for a recall in the middle of the back four. Phil Jones is also an option but I think we’ll see Bailly come in for his pace to help deal with the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. Victor Lindelof will keep his place so Chris Smalling is likely to be the man to make way.

Luke Shaw is expected to keep his place at left-back once again while Ashley Young should retain his spot at right-back ahead of Diogo Dalot as it would be a huge ask for the youngster to start against United’s fierce rivals.

Midfield: Solskjaer has fielded a settled midfield for much of his time since coming in as United’s caretaker manager so I don’t expect he’ll make any changes against Liverpool. Nemanja Matic has been enjoying a fine run of form lately so I think we’ll see him keep his place along with Ander Herrera.

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Paul Pogba continued his excellent recent form with another superb display against Chelsea so there is no doubt the French international will line-up against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Attack: Anthony Martial missed the win at Chelsea with a groin injury that he suffered against PSG last week but Solskjaer has suggested the attacker could return to the squad this weekend. I think United will be desperate to have Martial available again as he’s been a key player lately so they’ll give him every chance to prove his fitness.

Jesse Lingard is also facing a late check after sitting out the trip to Stamford Bridge earlier this week due to a hamstring injury but I don’t think Solskjaer will risk both Lingard and Martial from the start.

Marcus Rashford is expected to start up front so Romelu Lukaku could make way with Juan Mata hoping to retain his place in attack. Alexis Sanchez is another option for United but he may have to settle for a place among the substitutes.

Here is how we think United will line-up:

CHECK OUT OUR PREDICTED LIVERPOOL XI HERE

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