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Manchester United Predicted Lineup vs Newcastle United

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Manchester United have a chance to immediately put right Sunday’s loss at home to Arsenal with another home game, this time against rivals for Europe Newcastle United on Wednesday May 15. Kick off is at 8PM BST. Here is the Manchester United Predicted Lineup for the clash.

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How Manchester United Have Lined-up Recently

Manchester United have lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation all season, with André Onana in goal.

Diogo Dalot has been a mainstay at full back, with Casemiro, normally a midfielder, covering at centre-back amid a sustained defensive crisis. Next to the Brazilian, Jonny Evans started in the most recent games against Crystal Palace and Arsenal due to Harry Maguire’s injury absence, the latter having started the previous games next to Casemiro. Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been starting consistently at full back, changing sides with Dalot depending on the match.

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In midfield, 18-year-old Kobbie Mainoo has been a mainstay, partnered in the Arsenal game by Sofyan Amrabat as Erik ten Hag looked to solidify the middle of the park. In prior outings, Christian Eriksen was the manager’s preferred choice alongside the young Mancunian.

Alejandro Garnacho has been a permanent fixture on either wing, with Antony, Mason Mount, Amad Diallo and Scott McTominay rotating in the other two positions behind the ever-present Rasmus Hojlund up front.

Manchester United Recent Form and Tactics

Having won just one of their last eight fixtures, Manchester United have hit a terrible slump of form at the worst possible time, going from being in the conversation for fourth place to scrapping for sixth. Last weekend’s defeat to Arsenal was heartening in that the Red Devils showed some fight and spirit that was absent in previous losses, especially the 4-0 hammering at the hands of Crystal Palace the game before.

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It’s hard to know where to start with dissecting this wretched season for Ten Hag’s men. The middle of the park has been a huge issue all year, with the decline of the ageing Casemiro leading to huge swathes of space between the lines that opponents have exploited with glee, showcased by the record amount of shots the team has faced and the most goals conceded since the 1976/77 season.

Manchester United Injuries to Consider

Lisandro Martinez is fighting to be back in the squad for the game, with Bruno Fernandes, Willy Kambwala and Marcus Rashford also close to returns. Victor Lindelof, Amad Diallo, Anthony Martial and Raphael Varane are approaching being in contention and could be back for Sunday, whereas Maguire and Luke Shaw face a race against time to be fit for the FA Cup final on May 25.  Mount and Tyrell Malacia are out for the season.

Manchester United Predicted Lineup

GK: André Onana

RB: Diogo Dalot

CB: Casemiro

CB: Jonny Evans

LB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka

CM: Kobbie Mainoo

CM: Scott McTominay

RW: Antony

CAM: Christian Eriksen

LW: Alejandro Garnacho

ST: Rasmus Hojlund


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