Sheffield United vs Manchester United match preview, team news, predicted XI, betting odds and more | Premier League 2019-20
Manchester United seem to have recovered from their early-season blip and looks to have finally found their rhythm. The Red Devils have won five of their last six matches in all competitions. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to see his players leapfrog their opponents with a victory against Sheffield United on Sunday.
Chris Wilder's men have been the surprise package of the season so far. The Blades have been pushing above their weight and have found themselves fifth in the table, a point above their opponents. Much of their success this season has been down to their impressive home form and their stingy defense.
Date: 24th November 2019.
Time: 19:30 (local time), 22:00 (IST).
Venue: Bramall Lane, Sheffield.
Head to Head
Manchester United and Sheffield United have been locking horns for over a century now. The Red Devils have 44 times in comparison to Sheffield's 34 with another 15 ending in draws. The Devils have been superior in their recent meetings after having won all seven of their last encounters with the last one coming in 2016.
Manchester United form guide: W-W-L-W-W
Sheffield United: D-W-D-W-D
Chris Wilder has a fully fit squad to call upon but will be without their key player Dean Henderson. The shot-stopper is currently on loan from Manchester United and hence is unavailable play against his parent club.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been given a triple injury boost with Axel Tuanzebe, Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic all back in contention. There was further good news with Eric Baily and Diogo Dalot back in training.
Scott McTominay looks unlikely to play after getting a knock in their last match against Brighton. He will be joined by Paul Pogba who looks set to return early December.
Sheffield United win: 3.50
Manchester United win: 2.20
Sheffield United (3-5-2): Moore; Basham, Egan, O'Connell; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McGoldrick, Mousset.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Williams; Fred, Matic; James, Pereira, Rashford; Martial.
Chris Wilder's side has been very impressive at home but the unavailability of Dean Henderson will be a big blow to the Blades defense. The visitors though are not very good in their travels and have won just two away matches since March.
It will be an exciting affair with Manchester United edging over the hosts by a narrow margin.
Verdict - Sheffield United 1-2 Manchester United.
Published 21 Nov 2019, 20:00 IST