- Manchester United welcomes Newcastle United to Old Trafford for a Carabao Cup match, a repeat of last year’s final which United won 2-0.
- Both teams are in different positions now compared to last year, with United struggling in the Premier League and Newcastle finding their form.
- Manchester United’s possible starting XI for the game includes Onana, Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Reguilon, Casemiro, Mount, Antony, Fernandes, Garnacho, and Hojlund.
Manchester United welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford on Wednesday night in a repeat of last year’s Carabao Cup final.
Man United ran out 2-0 winners in the final, and it secured Erik ten Hag’s first piece of silverware at the club.
However, eight months on, it could be said that the two teams are in different positions as they were heading into that final. The Red Devils are struggling in the Premier League this season, with them playing football that has many of their supporters frustrated and disappointed.
While Newcastle had a slow start to the campaign, they have now started to find their feet in the league and in Europe.
Ten Hag’s men come into this game in unpredictable form, and they will be hoping this is a chance of getting back to winning ways and maybe repeating last season’s success.
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As the game edges closer, here we have looked at the possible starting XI for Manchester United for this game…
GK: Andre Onana
Onana is ten Hag’s number one goalkeeper, and in the last few games, he has started to show glimpses of what he was brought in for.
Given it is Premier League opposition, Onana is likely going to keep his place for this clash.
RB: Diogo Dalot
Dalot has been Man United’s right-back ever since Aaron Wan-Bissaka picked up his injury.
Wan-Bissaka is back in training, but this game could come too soon; therefore, it is likely Dalot is going to continue in his absence.
CB: Raphael Varane
Varane was dropped to United’s bench on Sunday, and it was believed to be more for tactical reasons than fitness concerns.
So, barring a fresh injury, Varane will be expected to return to the starting XI on Wednesday.
Maguire has been restored to the starting XI in recent weeks and, in fact, has been one of United’s best players in that period.
Maguire will be eager to continue playing, and ten Hag is likely going to partner him alongside Varane.
LB: Sergio Reguilon
Reguilon was surprisingly benched for the Manchester derby, and with Victor Lindelof struggling in that game, Regu
Casemiro has missed Man United’s last three games in all competitions, and with him not being fit enough for the weekend’s game, ten Hag will hope he can play against Newcastle.
The Brazilian has been missed by United, and if he has trained ahead of the game, he is likely to be restored to the team.