Manchester United will entertain Chelsea at Old Trafford in the Premier League following a lacklustre 0-0 draw away to Sevilla in their midweek Champions League first-leg tie.
The Red Devils suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat versus Newcastle United at the St. James Park in their last league outing and come into this clash looking to secure all three points in order to consolidate their position in the top four.
They are currently sitting just two points above Liverpool and are in danger of being overtaken by their Merseyside rivals if they fail to earn a victory versus the Blues on the day.
Jose Mourinho will look to push his players so that they can return to winning ways with Antonio Conte’s men also in the mix to overtake them if they can get the victory on Sunday.
The recent history of the fixture makes a grim reading for the Red Devils as they have only managed to taste victory in one of their previous 14 meetings with the Blues.
4-3-3 Manchester United Predicted Lineup To Face Chelsea
David De Gea should start in goal for Manchester United and will be protected by a back four consisting of Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof in central defence while Antonio Valencia operates as the right-back and Ashley Young might start on the left side of the backline.
Jose Mourinho’s defenders conceded a cheap goal at St. James Park in their narrow 1-0 defeat versus Newcastle United in their last league outing. The Special One will be hoping that they keep a clean sheet at home to Chelsea and put on a much-improved showing in defence on Sunday.
The trio of Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay could be deployed at the centre of the park as the holding midfielders.
They will be tasked to create some chances and protect their back four which could end up making the difference on the day.
Juan Mata might have to settle for a place on the bench and could be called upon if required later on in the match.
The trio of Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and Jese Lingard could be in line to start as part of Jose Mourinho’s front three. Lukaku will once again lead the lines for the Red Devils up top.
The big Belgian striker has struggled to find the back of the net consistently in recent times but will hope to get his name on the scoresheet to help United consolidate their position in the Premier League standings.
Both Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford might be used from the bench as their pace and trickery could be useful later on in the match.