- Man Utd take on Huddersfield this weekend, hosts will be favourites to seal win
- Mourinho’s men looking to bounce back after disappointing Tottenham loss
- Now sit just three points above third-place Liverpool
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Man Utd host Huddersfield at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, with Alexis Sanchez likely to be handed his home debut for the Red Devils.
Jose Mourinho saw his side slip to a disappointing defeat at Tottenham in midweek, and he’ll undoubtedly be expecting a reaction from his players this time round.
That loss coupled with Liverpool’s comfortable win over Huddersfield leaves the Red Devils looking over their shoulder, as the Reds are now just three points behind them in third place.
As for the visitors, they’ve now fallen to 17th spot in the standings, just a point above the relegation zone as they will be desperate to cause an upset and give themselves a huge boost in their battle for safety.
Their recent form doesn’t offer much confidence, winning just one of their last six in all competitions, losing four of those.
As mentioned above, having featured in away games at Yeovil Town and Spurs, Sanchez could now make his first appearance in front of the Old Trafford faithful since moving to United from Arsenal last month.
However, Marouane Fellaini limped off after just a few minutes against Tottenham with a knee injury and has been ruled out for a number of weeks by Mourinho, as reported by the Metro, joining long-term absentees Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the treatment room.
Man Utd: De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Young; Matic, Pogba; Mata, Lingard, Sanchez; Lukaku.
Huddersfield: Lossl; Hadergjonaj, Jorgensen, Schindler, Lowe; Hogg, Mooy; Van La Parra, Pritchard, Ince; Mounie.
Player to Watch
Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean international will be desperate to make a positive impact and get on the mark for his new side in front of the home crowd.
While he endured a difficult evening against Spurs, he showed his class in flashes against Yeovil and as he continues to settle and work with his new teammates, he will only improve. Huddersfield are struggling currently, and so this could be the ideal opportunity for him to get going.
Man Utd 3-0 Huddersfield. United should have too much this weekend, with Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and an in-form Jesse Lingard all potentially set to cause problems in the final third.
Especially with that defeat in midweek on their minds and in front of an expectant Old Trafford crowd, the Red Devils should have more than enough quality in the side to secure all three points in this one.