Manchester United’s topsy-turvy season continues, and the Red Devils find themselves in a position they must recover from yet again, after a disheartening 1-0 home loss to Southampton.

While Louis van Gaal would be tempted to rest some of his top players in the match, he would also have to keep in mind the fact that his side are on a bad run of form and in desperately need of a win.

Lineups

Derby County

Probable Starting XI (4-3-3): Carson; Warnock, Schackell, Keogh, Christie; Johnson, Thome, Butterfield; Blackman, Martin, Ince.

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Manchester United

Probable Starting XI (3-4-1-2): De Gea; Blind, Smalling, McNair; Bothwick-Jackson, Schneiderlin, Herrera, Lingard; Mata; Martial, Rooney.

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Key Facts

  • In their last five matches in all competition, Manchester United have conceded as many goals.
  • The Red Devils have also not been in good goalscoring touch, netting just six times in their last five matches. Half of these came in the 3-3 draw against Newcastle United.
  • Derby have lost three of their last five games in all competitions.
  • They have leaked a whopping 11 goals in their last five matches in all competitions.

Prediction

Derby County 0-3 Manchester United

Although the Red Devils have been struggling for form of late, Derby themselves have not been having a season to be proud of, leaking a large number of goals. With the quality that Louis van Gaal has at his disposal, his team should make short work of winning this game by a comfortable margin.

Odds (Paddy Power)

  • Derby County: 11/4
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Manchester United: Evens

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