Manchester United shall be taking on their old rival Leeds in their first match of the season. The fans are pumped and in joy at the chance of watching football again in the stadiums. It is reported around 70,000 fans shall be filling up Old Trafford tomorrow for the match. With the clubs signing new players and making certain changes during the pre-season. It is time we have a preview of the following matches, the tactics, and the formation Manchester United use. If Manchester wins this would be the right way to start their title challenge this season.
Currently Manchester United Have Two players who are Injured right now. Marcus Rashford will be missing the first few games after having a shoulder operation on his injury. Alex Telles is also out with injury after injuring his ankle which could take him out until the end of the month. Jesse Lingard was detected Covid Positive and thus is in quarantine and cannot play the match. Dean Henderson had contracted the virus earlier in the summer but is still have effects from the virus. Due to this, the play hasn’t been in the full physique.
During the pre-season, Manchester United played in a 4-3-3 and a 4-2-3-1. The 4-3-3 formation was reused after a while since Ole first managed the team. With Leeds playing in their variation of 3-3-3-1 formation from last season. It will be a really interesting game to watch. Manchester United has strengthened their squad with the signings of Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho. Which Varane is getting his Medicals completed, it looks like he could be missing the first game of the season. While Leeds this season have signed Junior Firpo from Barcelona and Jack Harrison from Manchester City.
How Will The Starting 11 Of Manchester United Look Like?
Manchester United shall start in their preferred 4-2-3-1 formation for this match. This is because there is a chance they will implement the midfield box tactic as Varane isn’t a part of the squad and they haven’t signed a new midfielder. In the Goalkeeper Position, it will be David De Gea in between the sticks. In the back 4, it shall be Luke shaw, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelöf, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. It would be refreshing for Eric Baily to start the match but the defender has been so injury ravished since his arrival.
In the midfield, it shall be Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay as the midfield pivot. It must be said Matic is quite old and needs to be replaced by another destroyer playing style C-D-M. In the number 10 position shall be Bruno Fernandes. After his amazing season last year, the pressure for him to perform even better shall be even more. It has been reported that Sancho could be doubtful about the match. Due to this, the two far midfielders shall be Mason Greenwood and Daniel James. For Amad Diallo to start the game would be quite a lot of pressure for the youth prospect of the club. And in the striker position shall be Antony Martial. Edinson Cavani just returned to training last week. Due to this the chances of him starting the match could be less.
If Manchester United believes that 21 is coming, well they need to make sure to win their first match against Leeds to start the charge.