The Manchester United Lineup That Should Start Against West Brom

George Cannon
Manchester United are looking for consecutive wins in the Premier League
Manchester United are looking for consecutive wins in the Premier League / Michael Regan/Getty Images
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Manchester United welcome West Brom to Old Trafford on Saturday night as they look to record back to back wins in the Premier League for the first time this season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side triumphed 3-1 over Everton before the international break and will be hoping to build upon that impressive performance at Goodison Park.

The Red Devils will have to wait until the last minute to assess issues with Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, but the Red Devils will be confident any lineup will have enough firepower to get past a Baggies side yet to record a win in the top flight this season.


1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Alex Telles could be in line to make his Premier League debut
Alex Telles could be in line to make his Premier League debut / Alex Pantling/Getty Images

David de Gea (GK) - The Spain international has managed to hang on to his number one role at United despite coming under pressure from Dean Henderson and has impressed so far this season.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB) - Although the former Crystal Palace man can't force his way into the England set-up, Wan-Bissaka is a guaranteed starter at Old Trafford and is a reliable performer.

Victor Lindelof (CB) - Large sections of the Red Devils support has called for Axel Tuanzebe to be given his chance in the Premier League alongside Harry Maguire, but his less than convincing display against Istanbul Basaksehir should mean Lindelof's starting berth is secure for now.

Harry Maguire (CB) - After a tough start to the new campaign, club captain Maguire has improved his performances of late, and his confident display against Iceland for England last time out was arguably his best yet.

Alex Telles (LB) - The Brazil international has recovered from coronavirus and is set to make his Premier League debut with Luke Shaw ruled out with a hamstring problem.

2. Midfielders

Fred and McTominay have become Solskjaer's preferred midfield pairing
Fred and McTominay have become Solskjaer's preferred midfield pairing / Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Fred (DM) - Fred keeps bouncing back in his United career and has become a regular starter under Solskjaer once again in recent weeks.

Scott McTominay (DM) - When the likes of Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba were struggling to get a foothold in the United midfield at the beginning of the season, Ole turned to McTominay, and the Scotsman hasn't looked back since.

Bruno Fernandes (AM) - Although the attacking midfielder may be struggling to live up the dizzying heights he initially set following his January move, the former Sporting CP man always gives his all and has already contributed five goals and three assists in just seven top flight matches.

3. Forwards

Anthony Martial should lead the Manchester United attack
Anthony Martial should lead the Manchester United attack / Xavier Laine/Getty Images

Mason Greenwood (RW) - It's unknown whether Greenwood will have recovered from illness in time to play any part in Saturday night's encounter, but if the 19-year-old is fit to feature from the off, then Solskjaer should go with his teenage sensation.

Anthony Martial (ST) - Martial trained alone ahead of France's Nations League clash with Sweden, which he played no part in, and is also a doubt for the weekend clash. Edinson Cavani could come in to take his place, although Martial will be eager to return to his role in the starting XI.

Marcus Rashford (LW) - Just like his strike partners, Rashford is another doubt for the visit of West Brom. The shoulder injury that forced him to return from the England camp is still hampering the 23-year-old, and Dan James could take his place after impressing for Wales should Rashford be ruled out.

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