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Manchester United predicted XI vs Tottenham amid SIX injury returns



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Manchester United are expecting up to six players to return from injury as Erik ten Hag selects his XI to face Tottenham Hotspur.

Eight points separate Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table, with Erik ten Hag‘s men struggling for consistent form across the last few months.

They lost five of their eight fixtures in December across all competitions, with the club now sitting eighth in the table.

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There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the availability of André Onana due to Cameroon’s AFCON commitments, but it was confirmed that Onana will miss the first AFCON game in order to play against Tottenham.

In front of him, United are likely to see one injury return, with Luke Shaw set to regain his place in the XI. This would mean Diogo Dalot will likely shift to the right-hand side.

Despite the return of Lisandro Martínez to the squad, the Argentine will probably not start against Spurs amid injury recovery, meaning Jonny Evans and Raphaël Varane will continue their growing partnership in defence.

Kobbie Mainoo has established himself as a fantastic young player in recent months, with performance after performance continuing to impress both Ten Hag and fans, and he will almost certainly start against Tottenham.

Casemiro has arrived with the rest of the squad at Old Trafford, however with Ten Hag likely weary of keeping him fit, the chances are that the Brazilian will not start. Scott McTominay is most likely to keep his place, while Bruno Fernandes will captain the side once again.

Much has been made about the poor form of Marcus Rashford this season, but against Wigan, he showed signs of returning towards his more normal self, and Ten Hag will want to keep the momentum going.

Alejandro Garnacho has been a saving grace in the last three months, and recently won United’s Player of the Month award for December, and has shown himself to be a valuable asset on the right wing.

With Anthony Martial still not fit to play, Rasmus Højlund will probably keep his place. He scored in his last Premier League outing, against Aston Villa.

Manchester United predicted XI

Onana, Dalot, Evans, Varane, Shaw, Mainoo, McTominay, Fernandes, Garnacho, Højlund, Rashford.