Manchester United will look to maintain their hold on second spot when they host Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford in their Premier League clash on Saturday and the sides have revealed their respective lineups.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 3, 2018
United boss Jose Mourinho has made notable changes to the side that lost to Tottenham Hotspur in midweek, with Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay and Juan Mata coming in at the expense of Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.
The Red Devils line up in their standard 4-2-3-1, with Romelu Lukaku leading the line and the Belgian has Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Mata for company in attack.
Nemanja Matic partners United Academy product McTominay in midfield while David de Rea retains his place in goal behind a back-four of Shaw, Rojo, Chris Smalling and Antonio Valencia.
— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) February 3, 2018
Huddersfield are lining up in what seems like a narrow 3-4-3, with Jonas Lossl featuring behind a three-man defence of Christopher Schindler, Zanka and Terrence Kongolo.
Philip Billing, Tommy Smith, Jonathan Hogg and Florent Hadergjonaj complete their midfield while Colin Quaner and Rajiv van La Parra give Laurent Depoitre support up top.
United, after losing to Tottenham Hotspur in midweek, are widely expected to return to winning ways when they take on the Premier League newcomers.
Their vaunted forward line needs to start clicking for while they may be out of the title race, their quest to finish in the top-four is still on and with the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs hot on their heels, the Red Devils cannot afford to drop any more points.
The Terriers stunned their opponents when they hosted their fancied opponents earlier in the season and Mourinho’s men will definitely be looking to exact revenge on Saturday night but it is unlikely that David Wagner’s will make their task easy.
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Shaw, Rojo, Smalling, McTominay, Matic, Lingard, Sanchez, Juan Mata and Lukaku.
Huddersfield Town: Lossl, Smith (c), Kongolo, Hogg, Billing, van La Parra, Depoitre, Quaner, Zanka, Schindler and Hadergjonaj.
Match kicks-off at 1500 GMT/20.30 IST.