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Manchester United are in midweek English Premier League action on Thursday night, as they go to rock-bottom Sheffield United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes his side to the steel city off the back of a less-than-sharp Manchester derby at the weekend, as they played out a drab, goalless stalemate with neighbours Manchester City.
They had, however, notched three times in three of their previous four EPL appointments, with the Red Devils right in the top half mix as English football careers into its festive programme.
Anthony Martial is pushing for a return at the top of the pitch in place of Mason Greenwood, while Solskjaer may play it safe with the recently-returned Luke Shaw.
Juan Mata, Donny van de Beek and Nemanja Matic are all in the mix for a start, with keeper Dean Henderson desperate to start between the sticks against the club where he spent two seasons on loan.
The Blades have come down with a potentially fatal dose of second-season-syndrome, having collected just one point so far this campaign.
It’s a miserable run that has left Chris Wilder’s men adrift at the bottom of the Premier League table already and in serious danger of heading towards a record low points total.
Striker Oli McBurnie added to the woes when he injured a shoulder during last weekend’s 3-0 defeat at Southampton.
Not much use for the Yorkshire side that have mustered just five goals all season, with defender Jack O’Connell also ruled out at the other end of the pitch.
Sheffield United vs Manchester United: Prediction
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
Sheffield United vs Manchester United: EPL starting XI prediction
Probable Sheffield United Starting XI: Aaron Ramsdale, Chris Basham, John Egan, Phil Jagielka, George Baldock, Ethan Ampadu, Sander Berge, John Fleck, Enda Stevens, Lys Mousset, Oliver Burke.
Probable Manchester United Starting XI: Dean Henderson, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial.