How Man United Could Line up Vs Chelsea without 7 Key Players

How Man United Could Line up Vs Chelsea without 7 Key Players

  • Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane headline a long list of Man United players who will not play against Chelsea
  • Harry Maguire will also play no role in the clash, with the United skipper currently suspended
  • This will be Michael Carrick's first EPL outing as the Red Devils caretaker manager

Michael Carrick is likely to miss the services of up to seven players when Man United travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in the Premier League.

Interim Manager Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Carrington Training Ground on November 25, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Contributor)
Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane headline a long list of Man United players who will not play against Chelsea. Photo by Ash Donelon.
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This will be Carrick's second match in charge of United following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last Sunday.

The former midfielder was named the caretaker boss in place of Solskjaer pending the appointment of an interim manager.

Having led the Red Devils to victory against Villarreal in midweek during the Champions League, the former player-turn coach will be desperate to help United bounce back to winning ways in the domestic scene as well.

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However, he will be heading to the capital with a number of key players, including skipper Harry Maguire who is currently suspended.

Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane remain out for the long term after suffering a knee injury, while doubts persist over the fitness of Fred, Edison Cavani, Luke Shaw, and Mason Greenwood who recently tested positive for Covid.

Meanwhile, David de Gea is expected to keep his place between the sticks, with Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof taking charge in the heart of defence.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be keeping his place on the right flank, with Alex Telles coming in for Shaw on the left.

In midfield, Nemanja Magic could be paired with Scott McTominay, as Bruno Fernandes takes up his role further up the pitch.

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be charged with the responsibility of leading the attack alongside Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford.

Possible Man United starting XI:

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Goalkeeper: David de Gea

Defenders: Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Bailly, Telles

Midfielders: Matic, McTominay, Fernandes

Forwards: Rashford, Ronaldo, Sancho

Chelsea backed to beat Man United

Earlier, TUKO.co.ke reported Michael Owen believes Chelsea will see off Man United when the two sides face off on Sunday, November 28.

Owen noted the Chelsea fixture will be a bigger test for Man United caretaker manager, Michael Carrick.

"Michael Carrick got the desired reaction from his players midweek, although this is a bigger test," Owen said as quoted by Mirror UK.

Source: SportsBrief.com

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