Erik ten Hag has chosen a strong starting line-up for today’s League Cup semi-final against Notts Forest, but Raphael Varane misses the game and is replaced by Victor Lindelof.
Varan, along with Luke Shaw, is either resting or is on the bench for precautionary reasons. Varan is named on the bench. The show is resting.
Aaron Van Bissaka remains in the right-back position in the absence of Diogo Dalot. David de Gea in goal.
Further down the field, the team looks more familiar: Eriksen and Casemiro in defensive midfield, Bruno Fernandes in attacking midfield, and Marcus Rashford and Anthony on the flanks.
Anthony will be keen to impress after a couple of lacklustre performances, which Ten Hag acknowledged in a press release before the match.
Wout Weghorst takes the lead for the third time in a row in the absence of Anthony Martial.
Along with Varane on the bench are Tom Heaton, Brandon Williams, Fred, Scott McTominay, Anthony Elanga, Cobby Mainu, Alejandro Garnacho and Facundo Pellistri.
There is no place for the disqualified Harry Maguire in the squad.
Jaydon Sancho is still not playing, despite the fact that he has returned to full first-team training.
It is unclear why Heaton continues to replace De Gea when Jack Butland joined the team on loan from Crystal Palace.
This first leg of the semi-final at the City Ground is crucial if United want to rest tired legs in the second leg.
Presenting: your United XI for the #CarabaoCup semi-final first leg ✊#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 25, 2023