Manchester United is set to face Bayern Munich in a crucial UEFA Champions League group-stage match at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils currently occupy the fourth spot in the group and would need a win against Bayern, coupled with a draw between other teams, to advance.
Despite Bayern’s recent defeat, the task remains challenging for United.
Andre Onana, though not having the best season, is expected to guard the goal. Concerns linger over his recent performance, having conceded 38 goals in the season.
The Cameroonian will head to the African Cup of Nations next month, necessitating proper cover.
Defenders: Dalot, Maguire, Shaw, Reguilon
The defensive lineup continues to be unsettled, with various combinations used throughout the season. Injuries persist, affecting the backline.
Diogo Dalot and Luke Shaw could feature, with Sergio Reguilon filling in the left-back position. Harry Maguire might partner Shaw in central defense.
Midfield: Mainoo, McTominay
Kobbie Mainoo’s rise is a positive development for United, providing composure in the midfield. Coming back from injury, he needs careful management.
The partner in midfield remains a challenge, with Scott McTominay a likely choice.
Attacking Midfield: Antony, Fernandes, Garnacho
The attacking trio, Antony, Bruno Fernandes, and Alejandro Garnacho, are expected to create goals. However, accuracy issues need addressing. Antony, overcoming personal problems, should focus on contributing to the team.
Rasmus Hojlund, having scored five goals in the Champions League, leads the line. Teammates need to support him with quality passes. Limited options exist for alternative strikers, with Anthony Martial lacking urgency, Marcus Rashford out of form, and no better options.
Substitutes: Bayindir; Varane, Wan-Bissaka, Evans; Amrabat, van de Beek, Gore, Hannibal; Martial, Rashford, Pellistri, Hugill
The bench includes Altay Bayindir as the goalkeeper. Defensive options consist of Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Jonny Evans.
Midfield substitutes are Sofyan Amrabat, Donny van de Beek, Daniel Gore, and Hannibal. Attacking options include Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Facundo Pellistri, and Joe Hugill.
Amad Diallo is nearing readiness after returning to training.