Dalot And Eriksen To Start, Hojlund On The Bench: United’s Predicted XI To Take On Forest

Dalot And Eriksen To Start, Hojlund On The Bench: United’s Predicted XI To Take On Forest

Manchester United have been rocked by two injury blows over the past week, with both Mason Mount and Luke Shaw set for spells on the sidelines.

After last weekend’s defeat against Tottenham, manager Erik ten Hag will certainly be hoping for better fortune when his team take on Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.

Steve Cooper’s side could be a tough nut to crack. They only lost narrowly in their first away fixture against Arsenal, before proceeding to beat Sheffield United last weekend.

In terms of the starting eleven, ten Hag will pick Andre Onana in goal, but there will be a change in the back four following Shaw’s injury setback. With backup option Tyrell Malacia also on the treatment table, Diogo Dalot could be selected at left-back.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka will keep his place on the opposite flank, with Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez lining up as the two centre-backs.

Mount’s absence may see the return of Christian Eriksen to the team, with Bruno Fernandes and Casemiro taking up the other two midfield positions.

Up front, Marcus Rashford could lead the line once again, despite a disappointing display versus Spurs. Alejandro Garnacho may be dropped after a second successive poor performance, with Jadon Sancho coming in to replace the Argentine. Antony is expected to keep his spot.

Reports have also suggested that Rasmus Hojlund could be fit enough for a place on the bench this weekend. The Danish international has not played since making his £72m switch from Atalanta last month due to a back injury but he is closing in on a return to full fitness.

Manchester United’s predicted XI to face Nottingham Forest

Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Dalot, Eriksen, Casemiro, Fernandes, Antony, Rashford, Sancho

You can watch a preview of the match between United and Forest here on Shots! TV.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.