The manager of Manchester United, Erik ten Hag, is finally getting some good news regarding the team’s injury situation as he works to end a losing skid that has already reached three games in a row. Given that Vincent Kompany’s squad has gotten off to a sluggish start to the new season, the Red Devils have a Premier League match away against Burnley, and a victory is absolutely necessary.
Ten Hag has been struggling to deal with a list of 11 absentees, nine of whom are out with injuries and two players (Antony and Jadon Sancho) who are unable to play owing to factors unrelated to the game itself.
There is, however, reason to be optimistic about the possibility that four of the injured players may be able to participate in Saturday’s game. Goalkeeper Tom Heaton is already back in contention for the game.
Training has been resumed for Raphael Varane, Mason Mount, and Kobbie Mainoo, the latter of whom has not yet made an appearance this season. Sofyan Amrabat, who has not yet participated in a game this season, has returned to training, but he is regarded to be significantly less fit than the others at this point.
It would not be shocking if Varane and Mount were to start the next game against Burnley straight after being called up from the reserves. Due to the fact that the squad has already given up 10 goals in just three matches, having Varane there to help steady the defense is probably a priority.
It is anticipated that he will be a part of the defensive quartet that will play in front of Andre Onana alongside Diogo Dalot, Lisandro Martinez, and Sergio Reguilon. Victor Lindelof, on the other hand, will most likely be banished to the bench.
Unfortunately, injuries have prevented Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Tyrell Malacia from returning to action yet.
Casemiro is likely to keep his starting position in the midfield despite the fact that both he and Christian Eriksen had below-average performances against Bayern Munich. This is due to the fact that Casemiro scored two goals in the match.
On the other hand, there can be a shock in store for you. Since Scott McTominay has also been struggling recently, it is possible that Sofyan Amrabat might take Eriksen’s spot if he is able to restore his fitness in time.
It is anticipated that Mason Mount will make a speedy recovery and return to the starting lineup. Mount is a player who might be considered to take over for Eriksen in the event that Amrabat is unable to do so. However, if Amrabat is healthy, Ten Hag may try out a diamond formation in the middle of the field, which was not successful in their match against Brighton.
It’s possible that this means Casemiro will keep the ball, Amrabat will play on the left side of the central midfield, and Mount will play on the right (or vice versa), and Bruno Fernandes will play the number 10 position. In this hypothetical matchup, the front two positions would be filled by Marcus Rashford and Rasmus Hojlund.
Our expected starting XI for tomorrow’s match at 8 p.m., based on the assumption that Amrabat would be fit to play, is as follows: