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Predicted Man Utd line-up vs Brentford, Casemiro returns

Manchester United will be aiming for back-to-back Premier League wins when they face Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium this evening.

The Red Devils are currently on 47 points, nine adrift of fourth-placed Aston Villa with a game in hand. Meanwhile, they are six points behind fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

The club need to go on a long-winning streak to improve their Champions League prospects. Hence, they must get maximum points out of today’s game in west London.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Predicted Line-up:

Andre Onana has played every minute of the club’s top-flight campaign since his arrival from Inter Milan last summer. The Cameroon international has improved his handling in goal and looks to be getting better with every game for United.

In defence, there could be one change from the FA Cup quarter-final win over Liverpool. Aaron Wan-Bissaka impressed at left-back on his injury comeback and should continue in the role with Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia sidelined.

Diogo Dalot has been a mainstay in the right-back position and will keep his place. Lisandro Martinez is close to a return after his knee injury. Erik ten Hag confirmed that there is a chance that he could feature.

We won’t be surprised if the Argentine is paired alongside Raphael Varane in central defence. The 2022 World Cup winner could play for around an hour before being replaced by Victor Lindelof.

Casemiro picked up a knee injury which sidelined him from the derby this month. He has been making good progress as per Ten Hag. We anticipate him to return in midfield this evening.

Kobbie Mainoo did not train yesterday due to illness, but there is hope that he will be fit for the game. We are predicting the youngster to pass a late fitness test to partner Casemiro.

Scott McTominay is the likely candidate to drop to the bench from the previous game.

In attack, Alejandro Garnacho and Marcus Rashford are expected to keep their places on the right and left wing respectively with Bruno Fernandes starting from the number 10 role.

Rasmus Hojlund was not at his best on his injury comeback versus the Reds, but the Dane should fare better today, having had more minutes under his belt with his country.

How Man Utd could line up vs Brentford

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