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United Look to Break Three-Game Winless Streak at Home | Team News, Injuries and Predicted Lineup – Man United vs Brentford

Manchester United vs Brentford, Man United vs Brentford

Let’s take a look at the team news as Manchester United aim to recover from their unsatisfactory 2-0 loss to Newcastle United as they face Brentford, who are in good form, at Old Trafford. The match against the Bees presents an opportunity for Erik ten Hag’s side to reignite their pursuit of a top-four finish.

Thomas Frank’s side have been in good form recently, having lost only once in their last 16 Premier League games. In their most recent match, they were close to securing a remarkable victory over Brighton & Hove Albion before ultimately settling for a point from a 3-3 draw.

Manchester United vs Brentford
Image obtained via Sky Sports

In the Premier League last season, Brentford have played against Manchester United 16 times. The Red Devils have won eight of these games, while the Bees has secured six victories. The two sides have also drawn twice, indicating that their matches have the potential to be closely contested.

Injury/Suspension List:

Ten Hag’s side received a significant boost ahead of their match against the Bees, with the return of four key players – Raphael Varane, Marcus Rashford, Marcel Sabitzer, and Anthony Martial. Martial, who missed the previous match, is a strong contender for a starting spot, potentially replacing the underperforming Wout Weghorst.

However, there are still several players on the injury list, including Alejandro Garnacho, Tom Heaton, Christian Eriksen, and Donny van de Beek. The Red Devils are also without Casemiro, who will serve the third of his four-match suspension. The team will assess the condition of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who missed the last match due to illness.

Anthony Martial
(Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

On the other hand, Thomas Frank’s side will welcome Shandon Baptiste back from a one-match ban, while Vitaly Janelt is still recovering from a knee issue. Kristoffer Ajer and Keane Lewis-Potter are unlikely to feature again this season, and the manager has no new concerns following the 6-0 draw with Brighton.

Jansson, who scored on his first Premier League start since October, may continue in a three-man backline, while Yoane Wissa is eyeing Mikkel Damsgaard’s position on the left. Ivan Toney, the leading scorer for Brentford will be available and could be a significant threat to Manchester United.

Despite the Bees’ impressive recent form, Erik ten Hag’s side will hope to bounce back from their defeat to Newcastle and reignite their pursuit of a top-four finish and Champions League qualification for next season.

Player To Watch Out For – Ivan Toney

Ivan Toney has excellent close control and can often be seen using his strength and balance to shield the ball from defenders before laying it off to a teammate in a better position. The Englishman is also a superb finisher, with a keen eye for goal and an ability to score from both inside and outside the penalty area.

Ivan Toney
Image Obtained via The Athletic

The 27-year-old is always looking to make runs into space, which puts him in good positions to receive the ball and create chances for his team. His movement is also an important factor in Brentford’s high-pressing style of play, as he is often the first line of defense and puts pressure on opposing defenders to make mistakes.

Toney’s physical attributes are also a big part of his game. He has good pace and acceleration, which allows him to get in behind defenses and create scoring opportunities. He is also strong in the air and a threat from set pieces, making him a versatile striker who can score in a variety of ways. Overall, Ivan Toney is a highly skilled striker who has the ability to change the course of a game with his goals and assists.

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Manchester United Probable Line-up (4-2-3-1):

David de Gea (GK); Diogo Dalot (RB), Raphael Varane (CB), Lisandro Martinez (CB), Luke Shaw (LB); Casemiro (CM), Fred (CM); Antony (RW), Bruno Fernandes (LW), Wout Weghorst (CAM); Marcus Rashford(ST).

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Predicted Score:

Manchester United 1-1 Brentford

Manchester United should bounce back after their weekend setback, but Brentford is a challenging team to defeat and has become known for their draw specialty, having earned one point from 13 league games this season. We can anticipate an engaging draw at Old Trafford, which will be an improvement for the hosts since their four-goal loss in August.

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