Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is apt to continue his brilliant restart to life under Manchester United. Old Trafford will witness Huddersfield Town as the next manageable challenged under the new leadership.
United are eager to meet the gap that separates them from a top-four finish, with the Theatre of Dreams witnessing its first game under their beloved legend. Huddersfield, for their matter, will be seeking to better their situation from deep in the relegation zone.
Here’s how the two teams are most likely to lineup ahead of the game:
Solskjaer reported that no new injuries afflicted the side after the Cardiff game. Alexis Sanchez, Chris Smalling, and Marcos Rojo will remain absent from the fixture due to injury, while Romelu Lukaku’s personal leave may continue to deprive him from the starting lineup.
The Norwegian has assured that the attacking philosophy that ruled Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure will continue, and this places likelihood on Saturday’s squad retaining its shape. Besides, the adage of not changing a winning team is also likely to come into play against the away team.
It will be interesting to see what Rashford, Lingard, and Martial have in store for the Old Trafford outing.
Goalkeeper: De Gea
Defenders: Young, Lindelof, Bailly, Shaw
Midfielders: Fred, Matic, Pogba
Forwards: Lingard, Rashford, Martial
David Wagner’s lads will have to remain composed ahead of the Old Trafford challenge. Their injury list presently composes of Aaron Mooy, Abdelhamid Sabiri, Daniel Williams, Jonathan Hogg, and Tom Smith.
It will be a tough battle upwards from the relegation zone, particularly in view of their sordid form in the past few games. The winter window is still a few days away, and if boxing day’s result isn’t too bad, something may be salvaged by the side after all.
Defenders: Jorgensen, Schindler, Kongolo
Midfielders: Durm, Bacuna, Billing, Lowe
Forwards: Pritchard, Kachunga, Depoitre