Manchester United are currently on an eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions – their longest unbeaten run of the current season.
After a stalemate against Everton on Sunday, the Red Devils play Derby County in the FA Cup on Thursday.
The two sides have often squared off in the cup in recent years, playing in the League Cup last season, and the FA Cup in the 2017-18 season.
United bowed out of the League Cup last season on penalties, but won the FA Cup clash 2-0, thanks to goals from Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to rotate his squad as his team will have to face neighbours Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday in the Premier League.
Manchester United Team News
Daniel James missed the clash against Everton and he won’t be fit for the game against Derby County. Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah both played for United’s Under-23 side that won against Stoke City on Monday, and one of the two may make it to the bench against Derby.
Paul Pogba will miss the game, although he did return to training this week, while Marcus Rashford is still unavailable. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is also a doubt for this game.
Let’s take a look at the possible Manchester United lineup for this game against Derby County:
Predicted Manchester United Lineup vs Derby County
Sergio Romero has started the three FA Cup games this season and he should replace David de Gea, who made yet another costly error.
Harry Maguire will captain the side and start at the back, and should be joined by Eric Bailly at the back, with Victor Lindelof dropping out.
Brandon Williams could get a start at left-back, replacing Luke Shaw. Aaron Wan-Bissaka should drop out of the team, with Diogo Dalot starting at right-back.
Nemanja Matic could drop out of the team to keep him fresh for Sunday’s key clash against Manchester City. Fred and Scott McTominay could start in midfield with Juan Mata starting in the No. 10 role.
Odion Ighalo could start up front for the Red Devils, while Jesse Lingard could play off the left. Mason Greenwood could start as the right-sided attacker for Manchester United against Derby.