Anthony Martial Returns: Manchester United Lineup Prediction vs Manchester City

Manchester United Lineup

Manchester United will make the 4.7-mile journey to face long-term rivals Manchester City in this weekend’s highly-anticipated Manchester derby. Pep Guardiola’s side sits second in the Premier League table and are currently unbeaten but have failed to oversee victories against both Newcastle United and Aston Villa. We have predicted the Manchester United lineup Erik ten Hag may deploy to take the three points back to Old Trafford.

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How Manchester United Have Lined-up Recently

The Red Devils have been out of action in the league since September 4, when they saw out a triumphant 3-1 win against Arsenal to end the Gunners’ five-game winning streak. Ten Hag made only one change from United’s previous three matches; new signing Antony came in to replace Anthony Elanga on the wing.

The drastically changed lineup Ten Hag has opted for since the end of August, which has seen Cristiano Ronaldo, Luke Shaw and club captain Harry Maguire all starting games on the substitutes bench, has paid off, as United have won four consecutive matches and picked up their first two clean sheets of the season. The Dutch boss has also been named Premier League Manager of the Month for September.

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Casemiro is yet to make his league debut as a starter as Scott McTomimay has hit remarkable form for both club and country, especially when playing alongside United teammate Christian Eriksen. Marcus Rashford has just been awarded Premier League Player of the Month after two impressive performances in September, scoring two goals and assisting two in the process.

Manchester United Recent Form and Tactics

The Reds have looked like an entirely different side compared to the beginning of the 2022/2023 campaign when they conceded six goals across two games and finished the second match week in 20th place. They now look a constant threat on the attack, as well as looking significantly more solid and stable defensively with the partnership of Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane.

United have overturned major rivals Arsenal and Liverpool, as well as seeing off Southampton and Leicester City in 1-0 wins. They had two games postponed before September’s international break and are currently in fifth place, one point behind Brighton & Hove Albion in fourth.

Manchester United Injuries to Consider

Harry Maguire has been ruled out of Sunday’s game after picking up an injury on international duty with England. Maguire played both games for the Three Lions in their Nations League fixtures and was spotted limping out of Wembley after playing the full 90 minutes against Germany.

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Ten Hag has stated there are “doubts” regarding Anthony Martial, who is currently recovering from an achilles injury but has confirmed the Frenchman returned to training with the rest of the squad this week. Rashford also trained with the team after suffering a muscle injury from the Arsenal game, which forced the forward to drop out of the England squad over the two-week break.

Manchester United Lineup Prediction

David de Gea, Diogo Dalot, Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane, Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, Antony, Jadon Sancho, Anthony Martial.

Current Odds: Manchester City vs Manchester United

SkyBet currently have a Manchester City win priced at 1/3, a draw at 9/2, and a Manchester United win priced at 6/1.