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Manchester United Predicted Lineup vs Coventry City for April 21

Manchester United Predicted Lineup vs Coventry City for April 21

Manchester United will look to set aside their Premier League woes when they take on Championship side Coventry City in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, April 21 2024. Kick-off is at 3.30 PM BST at Wembley Stadium. Here is our Manchester United Predicted Lineup for the clash, which could well define the Red Devils’ season.

Manchester United Predicted Lineup for Semi-Final Clash vs Coventry City

How Manchester United Have Lined-up Recently

Manchester United have lined up in a 4-2-3-1 for most of the season, with goalkeeper André Onana playing all but one game.

Diogo Dalot has made the right-back berth his own, with Willy Kambwala at right centre-back due to Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof’s injury absences. Harry Maguire has started the last two games as a left centre-back. Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been playing at left-back since his return from injury.

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Kobbie Mainoo is a mainstay in central midfield alongside Casemiro or Scott McTominay, depending on the Brazilian’s availability.

Alejandro Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, and Rasmus Hojlund are the preferred front four, with Antony as a rotation option.

Manchester United Recent Form and Tactics

Manchester United have won just one of their last five games in all competitions, ironically the last win coming in the quarter-final of the FA Cup, a 4-3 thriller against bitter rivals Liverpool settled by Amad Diallo’s last gasp extra-time winner.

With an ever-changing backline due to injuries and a chaotic playing style, Erik ten Hag’s men have conceded more shots than any other team in Europe this campaign, an indictment of the team’s inability to keep possession and dominate in games.

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Due to an inconsistent press and a lack of willingness of forward players to track back, the midfield is often left to cover too much ground as the opposition attacks wide-open spaces, all too frequently given a free run at the injury-hit rearguard.

It was much the same story at the Vitality Stadium against Bournemouth last weekend, with the Red Devils once again conceding over 20 shots and ending the game lucky to have stolen a point.

Manchester United Injuries to Consider

Erik ten Hag expects to be able to count on Scott McTominay, Harry Maguire, and Antony returning from injury this weekend, a welcome easing of what has been an unprecedented and frustrating injury crisis for his side.

Tyrell Malacia is out for the season with a knee injury, with soon-to-be out-of-contract striker Anthony Martial unlikely to play for the club again due to a delay in his recovery from groin surgery.

Luke Shaw (Thigh), Lisandro Martinez ( Calf) and Victor Lindelof (Thigh) are expected to be fit again at the start of May, with Jonny Evans (Muscle) and Raphael Varane (Muscle) expected back as early as next week.

Manchester United Predicted Lineup

GK: André Onana

RB: Diogo Dalot

CB: Willy Kambwala

CB: Harry Maguire

LB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka

CM: Casemiro

CM: Kobbie Mainoo

RW: Alejandro Garnacho

CAM: Bruno Fernandes

LW: Marcus Rashford

ST: Rasmus Hojlund

Current Odds: Coventry City vs Manchester United

Coventry 9/2

Draw: 15/4

Manchester United: 1/2


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