Eric ten Haag's Manchester united will be hoping to register their fifth successive win in the premier league when they visit the Etihad stadium to face defending champions Manchester City on Sunday. Let's have a look at how ten Haag could setup his team in a 4-3-3 system.
With David De Gea out of favour with Spain, the United keeper has been able to rest and recuperate during the enforced international break, He will need to be on his best form to keep out City and will be relying on his defenders to do a lot of the work.
Harry Maguire is a doubt after suffering a thigh injury on England duty and he has reportedly sat out training ahead of the game. However, Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez are set to start at the back regardless of his fitness.
Diogo Dalot will retain his place at right back and comes into the game after scoring two in the thrashing of Czech Republic by Portugal. On the opposite side Ten Hag has one of his biggest dilemmas, with Tyrell Malacia and Luke Shaw both vying to start.
The two left backs both performed well for their respective nations. Tyrell Malacia will likely get the nod, but Shaw is breathing down his neck after starring for England vs Germany.
Casemiro is yet to start in the Premier League but with Kevin De Bruyne on the opposite side, now feels the perfect time to throw the Real Madrid legend into the starting lineup. When United do have the ball, they will need to use it wisely, meaning Eriksen could be vital.
Bruno Fernandes will start in the 10 and will have the task of creating chances against Pep Guardiola’s all conquering side.
Antony will start on the right having scored on his first Premier League appearance last time out. Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford have both had some recovery time after impressing in the early weeks of the season. Sancho was a surprise omission from the latest England squad and will need to perform to secure his plane ticket to Qatar.
Predicted line up:
De Gea, Malacia, Martinez, Varane, Dalot, Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandez, Anthony, Rashford, Sancho.
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