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Paul Pogba starts, Anthony Martial misses out: Manchester United Predicted XI vs Liverpool

Manchester United head to Anfield this afternoon as they take on Liverpool in their biggest Premier League game of the season so far.

The Red Devils beat Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor on Tuesday night and they may look to keep most of the same team in place for what will be another big game for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

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Man Utd win!

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United find themselves top of the table for the first time in over three years with a three-point lead over the defending champions at the halfway point of the campaign.

With that in mind, here is Football FanCast’s predicted starting XI for the Premier League clash with Liverpool, which sees Solskjaer make three changes to the team that edged past Sean Dyche’s side.


There is no question that their start to this season was pretty awful, but Solskjaer’s side have taken almost everyone by surprise as they have stormed to the summit of the Premier League, having won nine of their last eleven matches and drawn the other two.

However, this game may come too soon for the injured Anthony Martial, who faces a late fitness test, while Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic also remain injury doubts to face Liverpool at Anfield.

David de Gea will likely retain his place at the expense of Dean Henderson behind a mostly unchanged back four of Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with Alex Telles the only change coming in for Luke Shaw at left-back, having played a starring role in the FA Cup victory over Watford. On the other hand, Shaw has been recently criticised by player-turned-pundit Carlton Palmer for his abject display during the Carabao Cup defeat to Manchester City and could drop to the bench.

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In midfield, Solskjaer will most likely recall his trusted man Fred to the starting line-up, with the in-form Scott McTominay also set for a return after being rested on Tuesday, while Bruno Fernandes will keep his place in his favoured position as a central number 10 as he hopes to extend his incredible run of form.

Fans should expect Solskjaer to field Edinson Cavani upfront if Martial fails to prove his fitness before Sunday’s clash with Liverpool, accompanied by Paul Pogba on the left wing with Marcus Rashford switching to the right flank.

AND in other news, Manchester United should sign David Brooks

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