MX23RW : Tuesday, December 11 09:43:38
Sep 25, 2018 at 8pm UK at ​Old Trafford
Attendance: 55,227
Man UtdManchester United
2-2
DerbyDerby County
Mata (3'), Fellaini (90')
Romero (67')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Wilson (59'), Marriott (85')
Derby win 8-7 on penalties

How Manchester United could line up against Derby County

Ahead of Tuesday night's EFL Cup tie between Manchester United and Derby County, Sports Mole looks at how the Red Devils may line up.

Manchester United will be aiming to get back to winning ways on Tuesday evening when they face Derby County in an EFL Cup third-round tie.

The Red Devils' recent resurgence came to a halt with a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend, and now focus switches to a competition that they last won two seasons ago.

Having endured an indifferent start to the campaign, home boss Jose Mourinho may be forced to field a stronger lineup than he would have liked for this early-Autumn cup tie.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the Portuguese may set out his side at Old Trafford.



Possible MNU XI vs. DER

Out: Marcos Rojo (knock), Phil Jones (hamstring), Marcus Rashford (suspended)

Assuming Mourinho gives Romelu Lukaku the night off, with the Belgium international starting six of United's first seven games this term on the back of a busy summer, there is a central-striking role up for grabs.

Rashford's suspension means that Anthony Martial may be given a rare run through the middle, while an out-of-form Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata are options either side, as is Jesse Lingard.

Mourinho has already confirmed that Diogo Dalot will make just his second start for the club, a week on from an impressive debut in the away win at Young Boys, and on the opposite flank Ashley Young is expected to return after a two-game absence in place of Luke Shaw.

With Rojo and Jones still sidelined through injury, Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof have a chance to build a connection, and Mourinho also has Eric Bailly waiting in the wings.

Ander Herrera has shaken off a minor injury problem in time for this third-round tie, but Mourinho may not want to risk the Spaniard from the off, as Nemanja Matic is back from suspension and both Andreas Pereira and Scott McTominay are in need of minutes on the field.

> Click here to see how Derby County could line up for this fixture

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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