Stadion: The Hawthorns
Day / Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Time: 21.00 WIB
Live Streaming: Mola TV
Manchester United will try to stick with Manchester City in the race for the 2020/21 Premier League title. The Red Devils will face the test of a team battling to survive the relegation zone, West Bromwich Albion.
90min.com has prepared predictions for the line-up of MU players directed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the match. Here’s the review:
Solskjaer’s main tactic is 4-2-3-1. The formation is predicted to re-apply against West Brom. The position of the goalkeeper will still be occupied by David De Gea. Even though his performance has decreased, De Gea is still the first choice.
De Gea however must be able to show that Solskjaer’s choice is not wrong, as his rival Dean Henderson is in good form and could threaten his position as United’s main goalkeeper.
In the position of four equal defenders, there is no change. From left to right are occupied Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Paul Pogba is still out of action due to injury. No doubt the pivot position or anchor midfielder has the opportunity to be occupied by Fred and Scott McTominay, overlaid by Donny van de Beek and Nemanja Matic.
In front of the two midfielders there Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood. In this position Solskjaer also has Daniel James, Anthony Martial and Van de Beek as options to play.
Edinson Cavani is predicted to lead the MU front line as the sole spearhead. With his experience and quality, movement with or without the ball Cavani can be troublesome for the opponent’s defense.
However, his teammates must help provide a measured pass to Cavani so that he is not isolated up front.