Eric ten Hag has given every reason to believe that he will field his strongest Manchester United team for tomorrow’s Premier League match with Manchester City.
And, probably for the first time since the Dutchman became manager, it seems quite clear who he considers one of these 11 starting players.
In defense, he will almost certainly play with Diogo Dalot if he has recovered from a hamstring problem, which he corrected again in the match against Charlton in midweek.
Ten Hag said that nothing serious happened, the right-back was removed as a precaution, so we expect him to come out at the start.
Luke Shaw was rested before this game, but will most likely return before Tyrell Malasia.
In the current form, the Show is definitely the best option.
It is expected that in the center of defense, Ten Hag will call Raphael Varane to partner Lisandro Martinez.
Harry Maguire kept a clean sheet with Martinez against Addicks, but did not perform particularly well.
Casemiro and Christian Eriksen will almost certainly return to midfield, and Bruno Fernandes is number 10, having served a one-match suspension.
Anthony Martial was also set against Charlton and will no doubt take his place up front, surrounded by the in-form Marcus Rashford and Anthony.
United are hoping to get the loaned-out Woot Weghorst by today’s noon deadline to be able to participate, so he could be an interesting option on the bench.
Our projected squad with David de Gea in goal: