Manchester United vs. Sheffield United: Premier League – Match Preview

Two sides in competition for a Champions League spot meet on Wednesday as Manchester United host Sheffield United.

Manchester United recovered from a goal down to earn a decent point away at Tottenham on Friday evening.

Steven Bergwijn’s opener was cancelled out by a Bruno Fernandes penalty to leave United fifth in the Premier League.

Sheffield United have claimed just one point from two games since the leagues return.

They were thrashed 3-0 at Newcastle United on Sunday, with Joelinton scoring a rare goal in the victory.

Premier League form: Manchester United W3 D2 L0; Sheffield United W2 D2 L1
Premier League top scorers
Manchester United – Marcus Rashford 14 goals
Sheffield United – John Fleck & Lys Mousset 5 goals each

Match history
The meeting between the two earlier back in November was one of the games of the season.

Sheffield United led 2-0, before the visitors rallied to take a 3-2 lead late on. The Blades equalised in the last minute though through a Oli McBurnie strike.

Last five Premier League meetings
Sheffield United 3 Manchester United 3 – 24/11/19
Manchester United 2 Sheffield United 0 – 17/04/07
Sheffield United 1 Manchester United 2 – 18/11/06
Sheffield United 0 Manchester United 3 – 07/12/93
Manchester United 3 Sheffield United 0 – 18/08/93

Manchester United & Under 3.5 goals – Evens with Coral

Team news
Paul Pogba is expected to make his first start since September having impressed in a cameo display at Tottenham.

Mason Greenwood looked much better than Daniel James in the same game and could also start.

Sheffield United are without the banned John Egan and goalkeeper Dean Henderson who is ineligible to face his parent club.

Jack O’Connell remains a major doubt and the Blades could field a makeshift back line.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial
Sheffield United (3-5-2): Moore; Basham, Jagielka, Robinson; Baldock, Lundstrum, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McBurnie, Mousset

Predictions

Result: Manchester United (1/2 with Betfair)

Correct Score: 2-0 (11/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Paul Pogba (5/2 with Betfair)

Odds correct at time of article (23/06, 13:15), they are subject to change

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