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Manchester United team news and predicted XI vs Brentford

All the latest from Old Trafford ahead of their clash with Brentford

Manchester United face another tricky tie as they host Brentford on Wednesday night, the side that thrashed them 4-0 in the reverse fixture early in the season.

The two sides have since enjoyed excellent campaigns, with the Bees currently occupying 7th place and the final spot for European football next season, while Erik ten Hag’s side have already banked the Carabao Cup and are on the hunt for a top 4 finish to bring Champions League football back to Old Trafford.

But defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday saw them drop down to 5th, albeit with two games in hand on 4th placed Tottenham, and having lost two of their last three games in the Premier League, there is pressure on the Red Devils to bounce back and take the race for the top four by the scruff of the neck.

A game against Thomas Frank’s Brentford may prove just the tonic, with United players likely to be seeking revenge from the early-season mauling in front of a noisy home crowd at Old Trafford.

Here’s how we expect the Red Devils to line up, and the latest team news from the north west.

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Predicted XI

Team News

Right back Aaron Wan Bissaka has recovered from the illness that forced him out of the starting XI at St James Park on Sunday, and could well feature against the Bees on Wednesday night.

Christian Eriksen, who has been out since January with an ankle injury, is returning to the fold but this game will come too soon for the Dane, the United boss confirmed.

“He’s not available for tomorrow but he’s returning on the pitch,” said Ten Hag. “He’s returning into team training today, so we have to see how quick he can now make the progress.”

Meanwhile, Alejandro Garnacho and Donny van de Beek both remain sidelined, further limiting the options available to Ten Hag. While Anthony Martial was a second half substitute at the weekend, his fitness record suggests that he may not be risked from the start against Brentford.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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