Eric Bailly and Odion Ighalo return while Juan Mata is the Manchester United skipper as the Red Devils get set to face Derby County in the FA Cup fifth round.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made six changes to the side that was held to a 1-1 draw by Everton in the Premier League last time out as Manchester United prepare to lock horns with Derby County in the FA Cup fifth round. The first of these shuffles comes along expected lines, as Sergio Romero comes in for David de Gea between the sticks.
In front of Romero, Solskjaer seems to have reverted to the 4-2-3-1 formation, with Eric Bailly making a return in the backline. Bailly partners Victor Lindelof at the heart of the Manchester United defence, with Harry Maguire getting a rest. Diogo Dalot returns as well, starting as the right-back, with Luke Shaw retaining his place on the left.
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Up ahead in midfield, Fred and Scott McTominay start once again, pairing up in the double pivot against Derby, with Nemanja Matic getting a rest. Bruno Fernandes is the advanced midfielder reprising the no. 10 role, with the Portuguese international making his first ever appearance in the FA Cup.
Meanwhile, in the absence of Maguire, Juan Mata, who is one of half-a-dozen players returning, dons the armband for Manchester United. Mata starts on the right flank, with Jesse Lingard deployed on the left wing. Odion Ighalo leads the line for Manchester United against Derby. Like Fernandes, Ighalo is making his FA Cup bow for Manchester United.
Manchester United Starting Lineup: Romero, Dalot, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Mata, Fernandes, Lingard, Ighalo