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Bruno Fernandes could stay on the bench as Man United head to Chelsea
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Michael Carrick’s second and probably last game as manager of Manchester United will see his side travel to Stamford Bridge for a tough Premier League tie against league leaders Chelsea.
David de Gea’s fine form will see him continue in goal.
Greenwood’s absence and Jadon Sancho’s great goalscoring performance on Tuesday should see the latter keep his place on the right wing.
This leaves three central roles in the middle of the park. Bruno Fernandes transformed the game when coming on as sub on Tuesday but he may be considered a luxury player by Carrick. The Portuguese is almost guaranteed to create goalscoring chances but also loses possession a lot. So given the toughness of the opposition, he may have to settle for a place on the bench again, with the tidier and slightly more defensive-minded Donny van de Been keeping his starting berth.
Another option might be to rest Ronaldo and bring in Fernandes in a false 9 role or just tucked in behind two of Rashford, Martial and Sancho in a 4-3-1-2 formation.
With all that in mind, here is our predicted XI for tomorrow’s game.