SHF vs MUN Dream11: Sheffield United will look to keep the momentum going when they host Manchester United in the Premier League at Bramall Lane, on Sunday night (IST). Sheffield are 8th on the points table, but a win will take them into the top-five, while United are at 10th but can finish the weekend at 5th win a win at Bramall Lane.
Both the teams are on unexpected and uncharted territories. You don’t expect a team playing its first season at the top-tier of English football to have the audacity of looking down upon the established powers such as Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. But Chris Wilder’s team certainly can, and could even make it better for themselves as a win would see them finish this weekend’s action at 5th on the points table. Chris Wilder’s team is without a defeat since losing 0-1 at home to Liverpool.
While Manchester United slipped down to 10th following Saturday’s results, but they can make a better viewing of themselves on the points table with a win over Sheffield in the next game. If Ole’s men win here, they will be 5th heading into the next round of action.
Still, nothing can hide the fact that it jas been another disappointing start to the Premier League season by the Red Devils. The gap between them and leaders Liverpool and champion Manchester City is too big to bridge already, with the top-four too far ahead of them at the moment.
The Premier League match will be played between Sheffield United and Manchester United at the Bramall Lane, in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The ground has a capacity of 32,702.
The game will start at 10:00 PM (IST), on November, 24.
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Sheffield United – L D W D W D
Manchester United– W W W L W W
Sheffield United Team News: Chris Wilder named unchanged backline in the first 12 league games of the season but that could change here after a head injury to centre-back John Egan. But Wilder has suggested that Egan may be ready to start the game here. Phil Jagielka will be stating the game in case Egan is not fit. In any case, Chris Basham and Jack O’Connell will be starting in the back three.
In addition, goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who is on-loan from Manchester United, is ineligible to play against his parent club, meaning Simon Moore is set to make his Premier League debut.
Manchester United Team News: Superstar Paul Pogba remains out for the Red Devils. There’s no return date for the former Juventus midfielder.
United have been dealt a huge blow after it was confirmed that Scott McTominay requires treatment on his ankle which could rule him out for the next couple of weeks.
In addition to the above-mentioned players, United are without long term injury absentee Eric Bailly (knee), who is yet to feature this season, Marcos Rojo (calf), Diogo Dalot (groin) and Timothy Fosu-Mensah (knee).
United will also monitor the trio of Nemanja Matic, Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe ahead of this match.
Sheffield United XI: Moore (GK), Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens, Mousset, McGoldrick
Manchester United XI: David de Gea (GK), Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young, Garner, Fred, James, Pereira, Rashford, Martial
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Sheffield United have lost the last seven games against Manchester United by an aggregate scoreline of 14-1. But those were the different times for both the teams, with United nowhere near the team of Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, the Red Devils have improved of late, with injuries easing up and key players returning, we back them to get something out of this game.