DER vs MUN Dream11: Wayne Rooney will be lining up against his former team Manchester United as Derby County prepare to hosts the Red Devils in the FA Cup 5th round at Pride Park Stadium (iPro Stadium) on Thursday night (IST).
How they reach here, form and some stats!
Derby County had to negotiate a 4th round replay in the last round after playing out a 0-0 stalemate against Northampton. The Rams won 4-2 with Wayne Rooney scoring the fourth goal from the penalty spot.
Derby have already got the better of a premier league side following a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the 3rd round.
That said, the Rams are not in good form if we consider where they want to be and where they are at the moment in the Championship. The 1-3 win at Sheffield United was their first in five league games.
Derby have lost the last 8 FA Cup games against Manchester United, though the team famously knocked United out of the League Cup last season.
Manchester United made the short work of Tranmere in the last round, beating them 0-6.
The Red Devils are on an 8-game unbeaten run coming into this game.
Host: Derby County Visitors: Manchester United Competition: FA Cup, 5th Round Match Venue: Pride Park Stadium Capacity: 33,5897 Match Timing: March 06, @01:15 AM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Derby County to win: 6.00 (5/1), Probability to happen: 16.67% Manchester United to win: 1.53 (53/100), Probability to happen: 65.36% Draw: 4.20 (16/5), Probability to happen: 23.81%
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Derby County vs Manchester United Team News:
Derby County Team News:
Wayne Rooney has confirmed that he will be lining up against his former club in the FA Cup fifth round. The Red Devils' all-time leading goal scorer spend 13 successful years at Old Trafford before leaving the club in 2017 to spend one year at boyhood club Everton before accepting a Major League Soccer challenge with DC United.
But the home side remains without Duane Holmes, who will miss this game with an ankle injury, while Tom Huddlestone is also out with a hamstring problem.
Krystian Bielik is out for the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury in December.
Ikechi Anya is back in training following a long-term calf injury but will have to prove match fitness ahead of the game.
In addition, Rushain Hepburn-Murphy is cup-tied and so is ineligible to play in this game.
Derby County key players:
Chris Martin: He has 8 goals and 6 assists this season for the Rams.
Tom Lawrence: One of the most important players in this team. He has 10 goals and 3 assists this season.
Wayne Rooney: We all know his quality. He is a class player.
Manchester United team news:
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James will miss the game against Derby with niggles.
Forward Marcus Rashford (back) and midfielder Paul Pogba (ankle) remain on the sideline and won't feature in this game.
In addition, Tim Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe moved closer to the first-team set-up after playing with United's U23s on Monday.
Sergio Romero and Odion Ighalo will start for United.
Derby County vs Manchester United predicted playing 11: