The Red Devils currently occupy second position, trailing runaway leaders Manchester City and just two points above the Reds.
After a dramatic come-from-behind victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night, José Mourinho’s men with be hoping for a less eventful afternoon at Old Trafford.
United currently have seven players listed as injured: Ander Herrera, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Marouane Fellaini, Daley Blind and Zlatan Ibrahimović are all ruled out, while Anthony Martial is a slight doubt.
Eric Bailly, fit again after a three-month layoff, will be in contention to start, while Marcus Rashford’s impressive cameo against the Eagles will have brought him back into Mourinho’s thinking ahead of one of United’s biggest games of the season.
After breaking his big-game duck against Chelsea two weeks ago, Romelu Lukaku will be the Red Devils’ danger man. But Mourinho will want more from January signing Alexis Sánchez, who struggled against Palace.
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