Our predicted MUFC XI for their Europa League home game vs Real Sociedad is now in, with many changes to the team expected.
Just like that, we’re at the start of our Europa League campaign. Manchester United Football Club now plays Thursday – Sunday for the foreseeable future, with the EFL Cup also starting up in the not too distant future.
First up is probably United’s toughest home game in the group, as Real Sociedad visit the Theatre of Dreams. Make no mistake about it, this will be a tough encounter between two good sides.
No doubt Erik ten Hag will ring the changes here, particularly as he looks to give some key players rest, while also looking at the fringe members of the squad. We’re also going to see full debuts given to two players here.
Check out our predicted MUFC XI vs Real Sociedad in full here:
First up, we have Martin Dubravka. Honestly, I’m really keen to see how he gets on in between the sticks. No doubt the ex-Newcastle man is chomping at the bit to prove his worth.
The back four is completely freshened up here. Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be given his opportunity to shine, while Luke Shaw will start over in the left-back slot. Victor Lindelof starts at the heart of defence, with Harry Maguire also playing here.
We’ve been waiting for a Casemiro full debut for well over a week now, though this feels like the opportune moment to do that, against a Real Sociedad side he knows well from his time in La Liga. Fred comes into the XI, with Bruno Fernandes starting in that number 10 position.
Cristiano Ronaldo will make his first start since the Brentford game, with Antony getting some more minutes under his belt here as he gets used to his new surroundings. Anthony Elanga will make up the starting XI.
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