The top of the table team, Manchester United will be hosting the bottom table team, Sheffield United at Old Trafford as they aim to maintain their position at the top.
The Red Devils have been in the best form since Sir Alex Ferguson left. And will not be making any of the slightest mistakes that will cost them easy points. They defeated Liverpool 3-2 in the FA Cup in what was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s first win over the rivals.
In the Premier League, United are on a 13-match unbeaten run and they will no way be wanting to let that streak end.
Sheffield United, on the other hand, looks fixed at the bottom of the table with hardly any chance of making it out of the relegation zone. On the bright side, The Blades have won 2 of their last 3 games, although it came in the FA Cup against lower-tier teams. It will definitely give them a little jolt when they visit Manchester United.
MANCHESTER UNITED VS SHEFFIELD UNITED PREVIEW:
This fixture should be a walk in the park for Manchester United as they have a good history against their opposition. United have won all 7 of their top-flight home fixtures against Sheffield United since 1975.
They are 35 points clear of Sheffield who has only won 1 game this season. In their previous meet, United edged past Sheffield in a 3-2 thriller.
Manchester United’s unbeaten run started after they were knocked out of the Champions League by RB Leipzig. They even had a rocky start at home as they had a 6-game winless streak. Thankfully, that has changed immensely as they are now unbeaten in 5 home games, keeping 3 clean sheets along with it.
Sheffield United will be only praying that the team don’t lose. The unwanted record has messed with their head so badly that their performances have dropped.
The Blades’ stats are a little frightening. They haven’t won any of their previous 15 away games, haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their previous 14 away games and haven’t scored more than a goal in 20 of their away Premier League games.
This season, they have collected only 5 from a possible 57 points. If the course remains like this, they might end up as the team that collected the least points in the Premier League history.
In their previous Premier League fixtures, Manchester United defeated Fulham 2-1, whereas Sheffield United lost 3-1 to Tottenham.
Manchester United’s league form: W W W D W
Sheffield United’s league form: L L L W L
MANCHESTER UNITED VS SHEFFIELD UNITED TEAM NEWS:
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be going for a major change in the squad as they will be playing Arsenal in 2 days. Injury wise, United has no issues. All the players are available if they are needed.
Marcus Rashford had picked up a knock in their tie against Liverpool. It didn’t look serious, but Ole won’t be risking him.
Chris Wilder has misery poured all over him. Despite having a season to forget, they will also be probably without 6 first-team players. Sander Berge, Jack Robinson, Oli McBurnie, Jack O’Connell and Ben Osborn are all injured.
Manchester United predicted starting line-up:
Sheffield United’s predicted starting line-up:
Manchester United 3-0 Sheffield United
There are no signs of United slowing down, and the win over Liverpool will definitely be a great boost for them.