Manchester United looked awful last night at Newcastle United, so it is very good news that they will have to move on quickly. The next Premier League fixture will be here before you know it as Chelsea FC are coming to the Theatre of Dreams on Wednesday night.
“If you lose, you are always unhappy and we talk with the team about the why but I am sure this team is resilient,” United manager Erik Ten Hag said after the loss at St. James Park.
Manchester United vs Chelsea FC FYIs
Kick: Wed. Dec. 6, 8:15 pm, Old Trafford
Starting XI Predictions: Chelsea FC Manchester United
Team News: Chelsea FC Manchester United
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Google Result Probability: Chelsea FC win 40% Draw 27% Manchester United 33%
PL Standing, Form Guide: Chelsea FC 10th, 19 pts, WLDWL Manchester United 7th, 24 pts, LWWWL
“We have to pick this up. This team has the experience and we have to get ready for Wednesday. Next game, and not stay on this game.
Although the final score was just 1-0, it doesn’t really tell the story of how much the Geordies dominated this match. Newcastle dominated in total shots, as they put up 22, to United’s 8, with the Red Devils mustering only one on target.
Saturday’s result conveyed the idea that Newcastle may just be ahead of United in their rebuild. Looking forward to Wednesday, there is no real United Team News to speak of. The same players who were unavailable against the Magpies -Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Mason Mount, Jonny Evans, Christian Eriksen, Jadon Sancho (the only one on this list out for disciplinary reasons, everyone else is injured), Amad Diallo- will be again be unavailable here.
Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Chelsea FC
Andre Onana; Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka; Scott McTominay, Sofyan Amrabat; Alejandro Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Rasmus Hojlund
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