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Middlesbrough (P) MID (P) Crooks (64')
FA Cup Round 4
Feb 4, 2022 KO: 20:00

Man Utd - Middlesbrough

Old Trafford Manchester
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Sancho 25'  
  64' Crooks

Match preview

No Lingard, Cavani or Ronaldo? How Man Utd could line up against Middlesbrough

Ralf Rangnick will be hoping his Manchester United side will be able to avoid any slip ups in their FA cup tie with Middlesbrough

Manchester United will be hoping to avoid any potential upsets on Friday night when they return from the international break to face Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.

Ralf Rangnick’s side moved into fourth place before the winter break thanks to a last-minute winner against West Ham and the German manager has only lost one game in charge of the club.

However, he may have to accommodate a number of missing players for Friday’s test in the cup competition.

In defence, the Man Utd manager will be without Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof and Alex Telles, so we should see a back line of Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Phil Jones and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in front of Dean Henderson in goals.

In midfield the Old Trafford side are missing Gred and Donny van de Beek recently moved on loan to Everton, so Rangnick is likely to give Nemanja Matic a rare start alongside Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.

In attack Man Utd has confirmed that Cavani and Jesse Lingard will miss out on Friday night’s clash, while Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to be rested for the tie. As such, a front three of Jadon Sancho, Anthony Elanga and Marcus Rashford are likely to take to the field.

How Man Utd could line up against Middlesborough

Match statistics

Man Utd
Statistics
Middlesbrough
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
10
12
Draws
5
3
Losses
5
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
31
26
Goals Per Game
1.55
1.30
More > 2.5 Goals
10
6
More > 3 Goals
9
2
Scored First in a Match
12
15
Scored Both Halves
5
4
Won More > 1 Goal
4
5
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
29
17
Did Not Score
3
4
Both Teams Scored
11
8
Kept Clean Sheet
6
9
Won Without Conceding
6
8
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
12
Shots on Target
4.85
4.35
Goals out of Shots
0.13
0.12
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.42
2.19
Penalties
0.10
0.15
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.30
0.45
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.05
0.15
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
15
10
Shots on Target Conceded
5.74
2.78
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.09
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
9.75
Yellow Cards
2.10
2.20
Red Cards
0.05
0.00