So Oli McBurnie in fact he’s out with the shoulder injury that worried him in preparation. He, Jagielka and Sharp leave the Sheffield United that lost in Southampton on Sunday, while Robinson, Burke and McGoldrick enter. Manchester United makes four changes: Dean Henderson replaces David de Gea on the field where he last starred on loan. season, while Alex Telles, Nemanja Matic and Anthony Martial also enter, and Shaw, Fred and McTominay leave.
The news of the team is in, and these are tonight’s star attractions:
Sheff Utd: Ramsdale, Baldock, Basham, Egan, Robinson, Stevens, Berge, Ampadu, Fleck, Burke, McGoldrick. Subs: Sharp, Mousset, Jagielka, Norwood, Verrips, Osborn, Brewster.
Man Utd: Henderson, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Alex Telles, Matic, Pogba, Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Martial, Rashford. Subs: De Gea, Mata, Fred, James, Shaw, van de Beek, McTominay.
Referee: Michael Oliver.
It’s the Uniteds battle, a match between the team that sits at the bottom of the home table with a six-game point (despite being only one of the top six) and the team that tops the table of visitors with a maximum of 15 points out of five (not to underestimate this achievement, but the nine away games they have scheduled for the next four months include visits to Leicester, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham). The decisive statistic for this game is that the last time a top-flight team had a point or less after 12 games was Manchester United, and it was October 1930. That is the year 1930 CE. common.
If it helps, United won their thirteenth game that year. They were still relegated, mind.
Meanwhile, the man who scored both of Sheffield’s goals in his last win over Manchester United is now 52 and five-sixths. And here is his pre-game message:
Listen, let’s be frank here: there seems to be little chance for the Blades, even against a wildly inconsistent Manchester United, but hey, soccer, right? Well, let’s hope so.
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