Sri Aswin’s predicted Man United starting lineup vs Omonia, Ronaldo, and Martial October 6, 2022
Manchester United will play Omonia in the Europa League this evening.
The Red Devils struggled in the recent Premier League Manchester Derby. Manchester City defeated Liverpool 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium.
There were some encouraging signs, particularly in the second half, and manager Erik ten Hag expects a victory against Omonia.
This season, David de Gea has been the undisputed number one for Ten Hag. He could, however, be rested in Cyprus, with Martin Dubravka making his debut. The Slovakian was injured during the Red Devils’ most recent European match at Sheriff.
A couple of changes could be made to the defense. Diogo Dalot and Lisandro Martinez will start in their respective positions. With Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane out injured, the latter could be partnered by Victor Lindelof at the heart of the backline. Luke Shaw came on as a second-half substitute in the derby loss and could now take Tyrell Malacia’s place at left-back.
In the center of the park, there could be a complete reshuffle with Scott McTominay and Christian Eriksen dropping to the bench. Casemiro has been eagerly waiting to displace McTominay from the number six role and may finally have the chance to do so. The Brazilian could start against Everton in the Premier League on Sunday if he excels against Neil Lennon’s side.
Fred has been another midfielder, who has seen limited minutes this campaign. He is likely to line up alongside his international teammate and could be offered more freedom to push forward. Eriksen had a difficult first half at the Etihad but looked better after the break. He needs a much-needed breather as he looked tired towards the close of the derby.
Further forward, Antony could be handed another start on the right flank. Compared to Jadon Sancho, he has played lesser minutes after arriving late this summer. He did score a superb goal against the Cityzens but was unconvincing with his defensive duties similar to Sancho. We fancy him to play for at least an hour against the Cypriot side.
Anthony Martial, who has recovered from an Achilles injury, could make his first start of the season on the opposite flank. He has only made two substitute appearances so far, but he has been outstanding in both of them, scoring twice and assisting once. In his late cameo in the derby, he scored a brace, bringing some sanity to the scoreline.
With Donny van de Beek injured again, Bruno Fernandes appears to be set to continue in the number ten spot. Cristiano Ronaldo, who was an unused substitute in the derby, should be tasked with leading the line. Ten Hag stated that he was benched out of respect for his long career. Ronaldo is more determined than ever to score for Manchester United.
Man United’s presumed lineup vs. Omonia
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