Picking the Best Potential Manchester United Lineup to Face Derby County on Friday

​Manchester United host Derby County in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday night.


The league title seems to be all but wrapped up by neighbours Manchester City, and for that reason United are expected to prioritise the FA Cup, with the classic cup competition being their only realistic chance at silverware this season.


Here is the best potential lineup for the match...

Goalkeeper

  • Romero
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​Argentine Sergio Romero has been used in cup competitions this season, and the ex-Monaco man is expected to continue the trend and start against the Rams on Friday.

Defence

  • Lindelof
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  • Jones
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  • Rojo
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  • Shaw
    Shaw23

​Against Everton last time out, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo formed a strong partnership, and the two are expected to start again on Friday. 


With so many injuries at the back this season, Jones has been in the team whenever fit and has shown the type of form that we saw back in his first season with United.

Midfield

  • Ander
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  • Matic
    Matic31
  • Pogba
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​Paul Pogba impressed against the Toffees on Monday, and the Frenchman is set to begin on the left of a three in the midfield. 


Pogba played on the left of a diamond formation for Juventus, and against Everton the Frenchman seemed more comfortable playing on the left of a three rather than playing as part of a two. 

Forwards

  • Lingard
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  • Rashford
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  • Martial
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Despite not starting against Everton on Monday, Englishman Marcus Rashford is set to start up front against the Rams on Friday night.


Fellow countryman Jesse Lingard has been in sparkling form of late. He comes up against his former side on Friday, and will be hoping to continue his goalscoring streak, which has seen the Englishman net three times in his last three games.


Romelu Lukaku is fit again after a nasty clash of heads forced him off against Southampton, but United may end up resting him for a game against opposition a division below them.

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