How Man United Could Line up Against Rivals Liverpool without 3 Key Players

How Man United Could Line up Against Rivals Liverpool without 3 Key Players

  • Man United will be looking to use the Liverpool meeting to get their EPL campaign back on track
  • However, they may have to do it without three key players including Bruno Fernandes
  • Fernandes is understood to have picked a knock during his side's comeback win over Atalanta

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Man United will welcome rivals Liverpool in what promises to be a thrilling Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Sunday, October 24.

Man United players celebrating after scoring during a past match. Photo: Getty Images.
Man United will be looking to use the Liverpool meeting to get their EPL campaign back on track. Photo: Getty Images.
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The match comes only days after United secured a morale-boosting victory against Atalanta in the Champions League.

The Red Devils staged an epic comeback against the Serie A giants to win 3-2 having gone two goals down in the first half of the clash.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men will now be looking to build on the momentum when they take on the Reds at home as they push to get their Premier League campaign back on track.

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However, talkSPORT reports they are likely to miss the services of Bruno Fernandes who picked a knock during the Atalanta win.

Fred is the other player expected to miss the meeting as he was not pictured with the rest of the squad at the team hotel.

Raphael Varane will also play no role in the fixture as he is currently nursing an injury picked during the international break.

Be that as it may, Solskjaer still has a number of players to select from for the encounter, with Harry Maguire, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba set to feature.

David de Gea is expected to keep his place between the sticks after his recent heroics, with Maguire expected to take charge in the heart of defence alongside Victor Lindelof who will fill in for Varane.

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Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are set to be deployed on either flank in a backline of four as Pogba and Scott McTominay take charge in the middle of the park.

Jesse Lingard could be given a nod in the absence of Fernandes, with Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford playing in the wings.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored the winner against Atalanta will undoubtedly lead the goal hunt, with Edinson Cavani likely to settle for a place on the bench.

Confirmed Man United squad members:

De Gea, Henderson, Heaton, Dalot, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, Matic, McTominay, Van de Beek, Pogba, Fernandes, Sancho, Lingard, Greenwood, Cavani, Ronaldo

Possible Man starting XI

Goalkeeper: De Gea

Defenders: Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw

Midfielders: Pogba, Lingard, Mctominay

Forwards: Rashford, Ronaldo, Greenwood

Source: Yen

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