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Burton need to be wary: The Man Utd XI that Burton Albion are likely to face tonight

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Burton Albion take a break from Sky Bet Championship action this evening, with a glamorous Carabao Cup tie against Manchester United at Old Trafford.  

Nigel Clough’s side have had a testing start to the 2017/18 campaign, but head into tonight’s clash on a high, having picked up three-points against Fulham on Saturday.

Their opponents tonight are yet to lose in the Premier League, and also made a strong start to their Champions League campaign.

As Man United enter the Carabao Cup, Jose Mourinho has stated he will name a strong side against Burton, but also confirmed that players would be rested.

Here at FLW, we take a look at the potential Man United XI that Burton could come up against.

Sergio Romero is expected to replace David De Gea in goal for tonight’s clash, and with Antonio Valencia and Eric Bailly also set to be rested, we believe Mourinho could select a defence including, Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Luke Shaw this evening.

Ahead of the defence, Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera, who have been used sparingly so far this season, could feature as a midfield two.

Ashley Young may switch from full-back to the wing, whilst Jesse Lingard could be handed an opportunity on the opposite side.

Reports are suggesting that Scott McTominay is pushing for an opportunity, and we could see the youngster in an advanced midfield role behind Anthony Martial, who may be given a chance ahead of Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku.

Burton fans… Do you believe your side has enough to beat this Man United XI? Let us know your thoughts!


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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