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

Rock bottom Sheffield United desperately need a result when they entertain Manchester United on Thursday.

Sheffield United have just one point from their first 12 matches and were beaten again last time out, losing 3-0 at Southampton.

The Blades failed to register a shot on target and were beaten by goals from Che Adams, Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond.

Manchester United played out a drab 0-0 draw with rivals Manchester City in a game of very few chances.

Riyad Mahrez missed City’s best chance, whilst United were awarded a penalty, however it was over turned by VAR.

Premier League form: Sheffield United W0 D0 L5; Manchester United W4 D1 L0
Premier League top scorers
Sheffield United – David McGoldrick 2 goals
Manchester United – Bruno Fernandes 7 goals

Match history
Manchester United took four points off Sheffield United last term, however the game at Bramall Lane was a six goal thriller.

Manchester United scored three times in seven minutes to turn the game around, only for Oli McBurnie to score a late minute leveller.

Last five meetings (All Premier League unless stated)
Manchester United 3 Sheffield United 0 – 24/06/20
Sheffield United 3 Manchester United 3 – 24/11/19
Manchester United 1 Sheffield United 0 (FA Cup) – 09/01/16
Manchester United 2 Sheffield United 0 – 17/04/07
Sheffield United 1 Manchester United 2 – 18/11/06

Team news
McBurnie is a huge doubt for Sheffield United after suffering a shoulder injury against Southampton.

Lys Mousset could come in for his first start of the season having overcome an injury of his own.

Anthony Martial will likely replace Mason Greenwood for the visitors.

Other changes could see Alex Telles and Nemanja Matic come into the side.

Expected starting XI’s
Sheffield United (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Basham, Egan, Jagielka; Baldock, Berge, Ampadu, Fleck, Lowe; Mousset, Burke
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Pogba, Matic; Mata, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

Predictions

Result: Manchester United
Manchester United have won their last nine Premier League away matches

Correct Score: 1-3
There have been over 2.5 goals in United’s last five away games and they have scored at least three goals in those games

Anytime Goalscorer: Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes has an incredible away record since joining Manchester United, scoring 11 goals in 12 matches

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