Liverpool vs Manchester United: MUTV’s predicted line-up

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United presenter Stewart Gardner has given MUTV his predicted starting XI for tonight’s huge game against Liverpool at Anfield.

As you can see, Michael Carrick has been brought in to make a midfield three alongside Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba which means the player to lose out is Juan Mata.

I’d fear for Carrick if he starts in this game. As assured as he is in possession, there’s real potential for him to be severely exposed by Liverpool’s pressing game if they isolated him.

Daley Blind at left-back wouldn’t be my personal choice if Luke Shaw is fit but he’s absolutely got to be in our starting XI, so I want to see him in the team in some capacity.

Personally, I think our front three picks itself so long as Anthony Martial is fit but maybe Jesse Lingard will sneak in as a more defensive option? It depends how confident Jose Mourinho is feeling.

Nerves are building now and the official team news will be out at 7pm. We’ll bring you that as soon as it is confirmed.

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