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Confirmed Man Utd line-up vs Chelsea, Casemiro starts

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has made three changes to the starting line-up for tonight’s Premier League clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Red Devils delivered a lacklustre performance against Brentford last weekend. They were fortunate to pick up a point with the chances that the Bees created.

Ten Hag will want a strong response against the Blues tonight. Ahead of the game, he has made three changes from the 1-1 draw at the Gtech Community Stadium.

In defence, Harry Maguire has come into the starting XI for the injured Victor Lindelof. The Swede picked up a hamstring injury shortly after the hour mark at Brentford.

Elsewhere, Scott McTominay has been dropped to the bench for Casemiro in midfield. The Scot had a poor outing and Casemiro should provide more control alongside Kobbie Mainoo.

Further forward, there is a surprise change with Marcus Rashford dropped for Antony. The Brazilian should start from his customary right wing role for United.

Confirmed Man Utd line-up (4-2-3-1) vs Chelsea: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Dalot; Casemiro, Mainoo; Antony, Fernandes, Garnacho; Hojlund.

Elsewhere, Amad Diallo is back on the substitutes’ bench for the club after serving a one-game suspension for his sending off in the FA Cup quarter-final against Liverpool.

Amad was lively with his cameo appearance, scoring a late winner in extra-time. The Ivorian will be hoping for an opportunity off the bench. He could replace Antony in the second half.

Meanwhile, United are currently 11 points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa with two games in hand. They are trailing fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur by nine points, having played one game less.

They have the chance to reduce the deficit tonight with a victory. Anything less than three points could lead to doubts over their prospects of qualifying for the Champions League next term.

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