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Maguire to start, Hojlund on the bench – Man United predicted XI vs Liverpool; confirmed team news, injury update for FA Cup



Maguire to start, Hojlund on the bench – Man United predicted XI vs Liverpool; confirmed team news, injury update for FA Cup

Mohamed Salah is set to start for the first time since New Year’s Day
Team news

Manchester United will be determined to keep their hopes of winning silverware this season alive when they welcome rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.

The win moved United to within eight points of the top four, providing them with fresh optimism that a top four finish might still be possible this season.

This weekend, however, focus switches to the FA Cup and keeping their dream of ending the campaign with a trophy alive.

Having named an unchanged team for the win over Everton from the defeat at Manchester City just under a week earlier, manager Erik ten Hag will be forced into a minimum of one alteration against the Anfield outfit. Jonny Evans is unavailable for selection, meaning a change is guaranteed at centre-back.

Liverpool team news
Mohamed Salah will start for Liverpool against Manchester United on Sunday, with Ryan Gravenberch also in contention.

The Egyptian star started Thursday’s 6-1 win over Sparta Prague, scoring one and assiting three more in a stunning return ahead of Sunday’s huge clash between two historic rivals.

It was Salah’s first start since the humbling of Newcastle on New Year’s Day and is primed to make Jurgen Klopp’s line-up at Old Trafford, but there is less good news about Ibrahima Konate.

Klopp told reporters: “Mo is definitely ready.

“Konate hasn’t trained today, we’ll have to see if he can train [on Saturday]. A tight, tight race that we will probably lose.

“Bobby Clark has some swelling, Gravenberch trained today so he is ready. Others [will return] after the break.”

Man United predicted line-up vs Liverpool: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Dalot; Casemiro, Mainoo, Fernandes; Garnacho, Hojlund, Rashford

Liverpool XI: Kelleher; Bradley, Konate, Van Dijk, Gomez; Mac Allister, Endo, Szoboszlai; Salah, Nunez, Diaz

Doubts: Konate

Injuries: Alexander-Arnold, Jones, Alisson, Jota, Thiago, Bajcetic, Doak, Matip

Time and date: 3.30pm GMT on Sunday, March 17, 2024

Venue: Old Trafford


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