Manchester United will look to extend their unbeaten run to 20 games when they come up against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final today.
The Red Devils registered yet another win in mid-week, defeating Crystal Palace 2-0, and are breathing down Chelsea’s necks in the Premier League table.
United will not only be confident of defeating Chelsea and entering their 21st final due to their undefeated run, but also their form against Chelsea this season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has masterminded three wins against his counterpart Frank Lampard this season.
Manchester United Team News: Solskjaer has ruled out left-back Luke Shaw from the game, who suffered an injury in the game against Southampton, while Brandon Williams – Shaw’s deputy – could also be a doubt.
Defenders Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe will also miss the game.
Let’s take a look at the team that Solskjaer could put out against Chelsea on Sunday in the FA Cup:
Predicted Manchester United Lineup vs Chelsea
David de Gea hasn’t started any FA Cup game this season, and he could drop to the bench, with Sergio Romero starting in his place.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, and Harry Maguire should keep their places in the Manchester United defence for the game against Chelsea.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who played his first game for Manchester United in three years against Crystal Palace, could keep his place if Brandon Williams doesn’t pass his fitness test.
Fosu-Mensah, who is a right-back and defensive midfielder, has played on occasion at left-back, but did well against Palace, a performance that impressed the United manager.
Former Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, could return to the Manchester United lineup, replacing Scott McTominay in midfield.
Matic was a second-half substitute in United’s win against Palace. Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes should keep their places in the starting XI.
McTominay and Fred are options for Solskjaer in midfield.
Antony Martial and Marcus Rashford were deadly against Palace, and they will surely start in the semi-final against Chelsea. Mason Greenwood should also retain his place in the starting XI.
Solskjaer has the likes of Odion Ighalo, Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, and Juan Mata as options in the wide areas, and could make use of them should the game move into extra time.