Manchester United will lock their horns against Derby County in the third round of FA Cup at Old Trafford. Both sides will be keen to get a win here to ensure the qualification in the next round of the prestigious competition. Manchester United made a good comeback from their back to back draw records to emerge victorious against Everton in the previous match of Premier League. However they are missing their main striker the Belgian Superman Romelu Lukaku in their attack as he is injured in this moment. Also they will miss the service of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in this match.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid have been plotting a move to lure arguably the best goalkeeper in the world to join their side, but it seems their attempts will be in vain in the next summer as De Gea has claimed often in the past that he is more than happy with life in Manchester.
Rumours had sparked a long time ago that Madrid were looking at the services of the former Atletico Madrid keeper after his brilliant display in the Premier League for Manchester United. After arriving at the club in 2011, it took a few games for the Spaniard to get used to the English league but had since been a God-like figure between the sticks for United. In many ways, he manages to ensure that the ball stays out of the net due to his sharpness and quick reflexes on the pitch.
The 27-year-old took his game and ability to heights that many had expected as a highly hyped move to the English champions of that time. Ever since his switch to United, De Gea has won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, three Community Shields and the Europa League. His magnificent performances have saved United from losses in various occasions and he is widely regarded as the number one keeper in the world by many pundits and fans. De Gea is also the first choice keeper for the Spanish national team and has made 25 appearances for the La Roja.
Team News :
Manchester United :
Jose Mourinho might opt to make some changes in his starting line up in this match. Sergio Romero will take his place in the Manchester United Goal. Darmian, Jones, Smalling and Shaw will play in the defense for them. Matic, Pogba, Lingard and Young will be there in the midfield of Manchester United while Martial and Rashford will lead the United side from the upfront.
Derby County :
Carson will play in the Goal of Derby County while Forsyth, Keogh, Davies and Baird will be there in the defense for Derby County in this match against United. Huddlestone, Winnall, Vydra, Russell and Weimann will be there in the midfield for Derby County while Nugent will be the lone forward for them.
Possible Starting Eleven :
Manchester United (4-4-2)
Goalkeeper : Romero
Defenders : Darmian, Jones, Smalling, Shaw
Midfielders : Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Young
Attackers : Martial, Rashford.
Derby County : (4-5-1)
Goalkeeper : Carson
Defenders : Forsyth, Keogh, Davies, Baird
Midfielders : Huddlestone, Winnall, Vydra, Russell, Weimann.
Attackers : Nugent.
My Predicted Scoreline :
Manchester United 3-1 Derby County.