Manchester United vs Sheffield: Battle for Europe continues
Manchester United vs Sheffield: Match preview
Hardly anyone in September could have imagined that United and Sheffield would lead a direct fight for a place in the Champions League at the end of the season. Still, this duel could solve many issues. United will try to reach three points at home against a team that has started to give up.
Manchester United team news:
As things stand now, fifth place will be good enough for football in the Champions League next season due to a European ban on Manchester City. Still, they have appealed and if the appeal is successful, United will play in the Europa League for the second season in a row.
The only guarantee for the performance in the Champions League is the placement among the four best teams on the Island. The results from the last round did not help them. United drew with Tottenham, while their competitors took all three points.
United played well against Tottenham. It seems that the partnership between Pogba and Fernandez will grow into something that has been waited for years at United. Still, goalkeeper’s new mistake probably cost them three points. United is now five points behind Chelsea, which could be unattainable if we take into account that United has scored only 12 of 30 possible points away from home this season.
Probable lineup: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Pogba, Fred, James, Fernandes, Martial, Rashford.
Sheffield team news:
The team that has showed more than anyone expected. This fact brought them near the position in Europe next season.
Sheffield has lost two games in a row twice this season, and in those four defeats they have lost twice against City and Liverpool. Is it time for the third great to defeat them in a “back-to-back” match?
Henderson, the first Sheffield goalkeeper, has no right to play because he is a loan player for United. This will be a big handicap for this team, and John Egan has also been suspended.
Probable lineup: Moore; Basham, O’Connell, Robinson, Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Lundstram, Stevens, McBurnie, Sharp.
The hardest defeat for the Sheffield team came at the worst moment of the season. Still, in this team they should still be satisfied and we are of the opinion that they themselves exceeded their expectations and potential. United finally have no problems with injuries and we are of the opinion that when this team is together they can do a lot.
That is why we believe they will be able to win this match.
Where to watch:
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Live streaming: Bet365
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