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Man Utd predicted lineup vs Omonia - Europa League

Mitch Wilks
Ten Hag has some decisions to make ahead of Thursday
Ten Hag has some decisions to make ahead of Thursday / Laurence Griffiths/GettyImages
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Manchester United visit Cyprus on Thursday to take on Omonia Nicosia in matchday three of the Europa League.

The Red Devils sit second in group E having won one game and lost the other so far, with Real Sociedad flying high in top spot after two games.

Derby day defeat has hurt Erik ten Hag's side and ended a rich vein of Premier League form, but United don't have much time to lick their wounds with October's schedule coming thick and fast.

A result is needed in Cyprus to keep things moving along nicely. Here's how the Dutchman could set up.

1. Manchester United (4-2-3-1)

Casemiro
It's about time Casemiro gets a start / Michael Regan/GettyImages

GK: David de Gea - Shipping six goals against Manchester City for the second time in his career won't cost De Gea his place in United's XI.

RB: Diogo Dalot - With Aaron Wan-Bissaka firmly out of the first-team picture right now, Dalot has the time to make up for a poor weekend performance.

CB: Victor Lindelof - Raphael Varane will miss the trip abroad due to an injury picked up against City, thus Lindelof will more than likely step in with Harry Maguire also out of action.

CB: Lisandro Martinez - The Argentine keeps his spot on the left side of central defence with options suddenly rather thin at the back.

LB: Luke Shaw - A nightmarish 45 minutes for Tyrell Malacia and the need to rotate should give Shaw the chance to reclaim his spot as the starting left-back at United.

CM: Casemiro - Been used very sparingly since making his big money move from Real Madrid, but could do with a start here. These are the games he came to the club for, obviously.

CM: Christian Eriksen - It's not ideal seeing him used in such a deep-lying position, but Ten Hag likes a ball player in that spot and will continue to deploy Eriksen there until the issue is properly resolved.

RW: Antony - In what was an otherwise terrible afternoon for United, seeing Antony bag his second goal for the club in his first Manchester derby was a positive.

AM: Bruno Fernandes - Could do with a productive performance after yet another hurried display. Fernandes' place in the XI should be nowhere near as secure as it once was.

LW: Jadon Sancho - Scored last time out in this competition away to Sheriff, but Sancho still lacks consistency. Got to start using these games as a platform to build on.

ST: Anthony Martial -
Back with a bang from the substitutes bench at the weekend. Who would've thought that in 2022, United fans would've been clambering for Martial's return? He's straight back into the XI.

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