Two back, three out – Predicted Manchester United lineup vs Brentford as Ten Hag makes five tactical changes
After being benched in Manchester United’s season-opening defeat, Cristiano Ronaldo is fighting to start against Brentford.
Christian Eriksen made his Red Devils debut in a false-nine role, but his performance was ineffective against Brighton, as Erik ten Hag suffered his first defeat as manager.
If Ronaldo starts, Eriksen will most likely slide back into midfield, pushing one of Fred or Scott McTominay out of the starting lineup.
Tyrell Malacia, Donny van de Beek, and Anthony Elanga are all expecting to come off the bench and make an impact, while Anthony Martial is hoping to return from a knee injury that kept him out of the game against Brighton.
Ten Hag also informed that Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial are both questionable for the encounter.
Facundo Pellistri, Brandon Williams, and Phil Jones all have reservations.
Manchester United’s predicted starting XI: De Gea; Dalot, Maguire, Martinez, Shaw; McTominay, Eriksen; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo.