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Manchester United team news and predicted XI vs Chelsea

The latest team news from the penultimate game of Manchester United’s season

Manchester United host struggling Chelsea knowing that a point will secure their Champions League place for next season on Thursday night, with a game still to play.

The Red Devils have enjoyed a strong season, and after a minor wobble, a win over Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon combined with Liverpool dropping points against Aston Villa at Anfield means that a draw will be enough to return them to the Champions League in Erik ten Hag’s first season in charge.

They host a Chelsea side that have nothing left to play for, and have won just once under Frank Lampard, in what is their worst Premier League season in history.

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

Predicted XI

Team News

Once again, much of the concern in Manchester surrounds Marcus Rashford, who is touch and go for the clash with the Blues.

Ill for the 1-0 win over Bournemouth, Erik ten Hag could not confirm whether or not his star man would be able to feature against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Thursday.

Should he be eased back into proceedings, it would open the door for Alejandro Garnacho to once again stake a first team claim on the left flank.

Elsewhere, it is the same group that featured against Bournemouth, with none of Marcel Sabitzer, Donny van De Beek, Lisandro Martinez, Phil Jones or Tom Heaton expected to recover in time for the end of the season.

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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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