Reporting no new injury worries after their last-minute defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday, their only concern is wither midfielders James McCarthy and Yannick Bolasie could manage two games in 3 days after the pair only recently returned to full fitness, however former United Skipper and the clubs all time leading goal scorer Wayne Rooney is expected to start against his former club.
For the visitors, their recent form has seen them knocked out of the league cup by Championship side Bristol City and with 3 successive draws in the premier league they have now dropped to 3rd place only points ahead of the chasing pack.
On top of the team’s poor form, United boss Jose Mourinho is now without Summer Signing Romelu Lukaku who joined the Red Devils from Everton for £75m during the summer. The star striker will sit out the next two games after suffering a head injury against Southampton and joins fellow striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, midfielders Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and defender Eric Bailly. Also, out is winger Ashley Young who has starts a three-match ban after being charged with Violent Conduct by the F.A.
Adding to Mourinho’s desperation there are also doubts over trio Chris Smalling, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian who will all be given every opportunity to prove their fitness.