Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has reshaped the starting lineup with four changes for tonight’s Premier League showdown against Aston Villa at Old Trafford.
With the Red Devils securing only four points in their last five league games and slipping eight points behind the final Champions League spot, there is a heightened urgency to avoid further setbacks.
In preparation for the game, Ten Hag, the Dutch tactician, has introduced four alterations following the recent 2-0 loss to West Ham United.
In the defensive sector, adjustments include the return of Raphael Varane to the core of the backline after overcoming an illness.
The Frenchman will pair up with Jonny Evans, resulting in Willy Kambwala taking a spot on the bench.
For the left-back position, Diogo Dalot gets the nod in the absence of Luke Shaw, who is sidelined due to a minor injury concern.
In the midfield, Scott McTominay sees himself on the bench, making way for Kobbie Mainoo to partner with Christian Eriksen, aiming to inject more creativity into the team.
Unfortunately, Sofyan Amrabat is unavailable due to a minor issue, mirroring the absence of Luke Shaw.
Further up the field, Marcus Rashford steps in on the right wing, replacing Antony, while Alejandro Garnacho maintains his position on the opposite flank.
Captain Bruno Fernandes resumes his regular role at the number 10 spot, providing support for Rasmus Hojlund, who leads the attack.
Confirmed Manchester United lineup (4-2-3-1) against Aston Villa: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Evans, Varane, Dalot; Mainoo, Eriksen; Rashford, Fernandes, Garnacho; Hojlund.