4-2-3-1: Predicted Manchester United Starting XI vs Sunderland – Schweinsteiger Returns and a Surprise on the Bench

Manchester United must forget Diego Costa’s 91st equalizing minute goal in the last game and shift the focus on their next opponent Sunderland. Ahead of the kick-off at Stadium on Light, we take a look at Predicted Manchester United Starting XI vs Sunderland.

Louis Van Gaal’s men must get back to winning ways as they face an uphill task to finish in the Top 4 this season. They are 6 points behind 4th placed Manchester City and further 10 points behind the table toppers Leicester City.

Predicted Manchester United Starting XI vs Sunderland

Predicted Manchester United Starting XI vs SunderlandBastian Schweinsteiger will make a timely return for the Red Devils and he will slot directly in to United’s midfield along with Michael Carrick.

Unfortunately for Morgan Schneiderlin, he will have to sit this one out as well after being looked away by the manager Louis Van Gaal in recent weeks.

The reason why United would want to play with Basti-Carrick duo in midfield is because of their next opponent. Sunderland are not exactly a brisk counter attacking side, neither they are good at playing at a high tempo.

That is why United would need to control the tempo of game and look to dictate play from midfield. Albeit, we might see some sideways passing during the game, but this looks the strongest possible Manchester United Starting XI vs Sunderland.

The surprise on the bench could come from Will Keane’s inclusion to the first team. The young striker scored 5 goals in an U-21 game vs Noriwch midweek. Such a goal return is bound to keep him in the picture for the game vs Sunderland this weekend.

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