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Man Utd MUN Elanga (55'), Greenwood (62'), Rashford (77')
Premier League Gameweek 17
Jan 19, 2022 KO: 20:00

Brentford - Man Utd


Referee: Andre Marriner
  55' Elanga
  62' Greenwood
  77' Rashford
Toney 85'  

Match preview

Ronaldo to return? - How Man Utd could line up against Brentford

Cristiano Ronaldo has been missing through a hip injury, but could well return to the team as Manchester United face Brentford.

Ralf Rangnick takes his Manchester United side away to Brentford buoyed by the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to fitness, and is set to make his comeback to the matchday squad.

The Portuguese international hasn't featured in recent weeks following a hip injury, but has posted on social media that he's back in first-team training, and is hence in line for a return.

It's a welcome addition for Rangnick, who's side have picked up just five Premier League points in their last four games, including a 1-0 home loss to Wolves and the 2-2 draw to Aston Villa last time out, despite going 2-0 up.

While Ronaldo is set to return, as is Marcus Rashford who has recovered from his injury, Paul Pogba is still sidelined by the issue that has kept him out since the early period of the season, even though he took part in training this week.

Anthony Martial isn't expected to be involved, with it remains to be seen whether Aaron Wan-Bissaka will return, although it's unlikely.

Eric Bailly is at the African Cup of Nations, but Harry Maguire could well start after featuring on the bench at the weekend. But, it's likely he will be rested for the clash against West Ham on Saturday.

Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw will return from suspension.

Man Utd Potential Starting XI vs Brentford

David de Gea will keep his place in goal, while a strong back four will be in front of him.

Shaw will return on the left, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof will keep their partnership going, while Diogo Dalot will stay as the right-back.

McTominay will come back in to partner Fred at the base of midfield, Bruno Fernandes will keep his place after netting twice against Aston Villa, while Mason Greenwood is likely to take station on the right.

Anthony Elanga was handed a shock start at the weekend, but he'll drop out for Ronaldo. Edinson Cavani will be his strike partner.

Man Utd vs Brentford - Football tactics and formations

Match statistics

Brentford
Statistics
Man Utd
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
7
9
Draws
3
6
Losses
10
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
32
30
Goals Per Game
1.60
1.50
More > 2.5 Goals
14
10
More > 3 Goals
7
8
Scored First in a Match
6
11
Scored Both Halves
6
5
Won More > 1 Goal
2
3
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
35
30
Did Not Score
6
3
Both Teams Scored
12
12
Kept Clean Sheet
2
5
Won Without Conceding
2
5
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
12
13
Shots on Target
4.75
5.10
Goals out of Shots
0.13
0.12
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.38
2.42
Penalties
0.20
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.10
0.25
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.15
0.05
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
13
15
Shots on Target Conceded
5.15
5.74
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.18
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
11
Yellow Cards
0.00
0.00
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

Injuries

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