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Predicted Man Utd XI vs Real Sociedad (Europa League home, 2020/21)


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men sit 4-0 up, after thumping Real Sociedad in the first leg. The worst thing Manchester United could do is underestimate their opponent, that said, you’d have to feel pretty confident in this one being over – whatever team the gaffer puts out there.

Our Basque opponents simply won’t roll over and throw the towel in, though. Hence why us here at Old Trafford Faithful believe the Baby Faced Assassin will opt for a good blend of youth and experience.

Injury-wise, some faces are still likely to be missing. Being so thin on the ground in midfield is a particular concern, but we’ll have to see if any surprise faces are fit enough to return. Anyway, let’s get right into the all-important team news…

As you’d expect, Dean Henderson will keep his place in between the sticks for this one. Rightly so, too.

Alex Telles will replace Luke Shaw in the left-back spot as he looks to keep up with his impressive run of form. Over on the right, Brandon Williams makes a rare start. Eric Bailly needs to build up those fitness levels again so he’ll start here, with Axel Tuanzebe completing the back four.

Nemanja Matic will sit at the midfield’s base with Scott McTominay’s fitness still up in the air. Juan Mata will start in that #10 role, with Fred the third midfielder in this XI.

I’ve gone for Anthony Martial up top as it seems Solskjaer is looking to keep up the faith in the Frenchman. Daniel James deserves to make his third start in the row, with Mason Greenwood getting the nod over on the right.

Sadly, we won’t see the likes of Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire from the off, though we may see them off the substitutes bench in the second half if all is going well.

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