Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Key Stat: Sheffield United have one win in 19 league matches this season.
Expert Verdict: Manchester United still need to prove they have the consistency to maintain a title fight, but they are huge favourites for this game. They have scored nine goals in three games against Sheffield United since the start of last season and can win by a comfortable margin in this one too.
Top meets bottom in the Premier League as Manchester United welcome Sheffield United to Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side go into the mid-week fixtures in top spot, while the Blades – with just one win to their name this season – are 12 points adrift of safety at the bottom of the table. The match, on January 27, takes place at Old Trafford and kicks off at 20:15 local time.
Goalkeeper:David De Gea
Defenders:Aaron Wan Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw
Defensive Midfielders:Scott McTominay, Fred
Attacking Midfielders:Mason Greenwood, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes
Defenders:Chris Basham, John Egan, Ethan Ampadu
Midfielders:Omar Bogle, John Lundstram, Oliver Norwood, John Fleck, Enda Stevens
Forwards:Oliver Burke, Billy Sharp
Manchester United have scored three goals in each of their three matches against Sheffield United since the Blades’ return to the top flight last season. That includes Anthony Martial’s hat-trick at Old Trafford in June, when United won 3-0. Earlier this season, Marcus Rashford scored twice, either side of Anthony Martial’s goal, as United won 3-2 at Bramall Lane. David McGoldrick scored Sheffield United’s two goals either side, with the Blades still looking for their first league win in this fixture since the very first day of the Premier League.
Manchester United are big odds-on favourites to win at home to Sheffield United and can be backed at 3/11 to win with 10Bet.
Over 2.5 goals can be backed at 4/6 with Bet365, with United having scored three times in each of their three games against Sheffield United.
Anthony Martial has a good record against Sheffield United and can be backed ay 7/5 with Betway to score at any time.
At polar opposite positions in the Premier League table, Manchester United are big favourites to win this game and should win it comfortably.