Predicted XI vs. Fulham: Tyrell Malacia to replace Diogo Dalot at right back – Man United News And Transfer News

Manchester United will be without the suspended Diogo Dalot for their trip to Craven Cottage to face Fulham on Sunday.

The Portuguese defender has been present at United this season, but is not available due to suspension, as he has five yellow cards.

With two good left-backs at his disposal in Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia, manager Erik ten Hag could switch one to the right, with Malacia being the obvious choice.

Another option could be to push Victor Lindelof to right back and keep Harry Maguire in the center alongside Lisandro.

In midfield, Casemiro and Christian Eriksen, who were rested in the Carabao Cup match on Thursday, are expected to return.

The forward spots provide the most food for thought and could depend on player availability. Jadon Sancho and Antony have missed the last few matches due to illness and injury, respectively. It seems unlikely that Antony will play and risk aggravating his pelvic injury before the World Cup.

Sancho, even if he recovers, can be considered too rusty to begin with, especially since his form before he got sick was poor.

Donny van de Beek will surely fall to the bench after three unseen performances.

Cristiano Ronaldo missed Thursday’s match due to illness, but the attack again looked much better without him. So even if he recovers, he can be relegated to the bench.

By default, this would leave Martial in front, Bruno Fernandes in the hole, and then Marcus Rashford plus either Anthony Elanga or Alejandro Garnacho on the wings.

Given the Argentinian’s brilliant form, we think he will get the nod, even if it means Rashford switching to his underdog right flank.

With David de Gea returning in goal, here is our planned line-up:

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