Domestic ties will now supplant the English all division League matches this end of the week, as we are going to witness some intriguing conflicts of the FA Cup and a standout amongst the most intriguing ties of the FA Cup third round will see high flying Championship side Derby County go to Old Trafford to go up against Manchester United.
Manchester United at long last oversaw their dry December run on the opening day of 2018 when they earned all the three points from Goodison beating Everton 0-2 on Monday. United were winless in their last four matches before Everton tie and Jose Mourinho’s side has also been eliminated from League Cup when they endured a stunning 2-1 defeat to Bristol City at Ashton Gate.
On the other hand, the Rams are currently unbeaten in their last seven matches and are second in the Championship with a fine shot of getting a chance to coming back to the Premier League.
Manchester United vs Derby County team news:
Romelu Lukaku has been declared fit after his concussion against the Saints for which he missed the last Everton game. However, he is been now declared fit by the manager and will be available for selection whereas another long-term injured Marouane Fellaini will also return from injury in this game. However, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia will be unavailable because of injury issues.
On the other hand, for Derby, former Crystal Palace man Joe Ledley is a doubt for the game who on last Friday night endured a minor injury.
Manchester United vs Derby County Predicted line-ups:
Manchester United (4-3-3): Romero; Lindelof, Jones, Rojo, Blind; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Mata.
Derby County (4-2-3-1): Carson; Wisdom, Keogh, Davis, Olsson; Huddlestone, Johnson; Weimann, Vydra, Lawrence; Nugent.
Manchester United vs Derby County current form:
Manchester United: L-D-D-D-W
Derby County: W-W-D-W-D
Manchester United vs Derby County Last meeting:
United last met Derby in their FA Cup winning campaign in 2015-16 under Louis Van Gaal in an away trip where the Red Devils won 3-1 in their fourth-round conflict, with Wayne Rooney, Daley Blind and Juan Mata getting the goals for the Old Trafford side.
Manchester United vs Derby County betting odds:
Manchester United are 2/9 favourites to win this FA Cup match whereas Derby are massive odds – 13/1 to win at Old Trafford. A draw is 9/2.