Manchester United prepare to travel to Middlesbrough without the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, who went off injured against FC Rostov on Thursday, along with a concussed Daley Blind. The hosts will be optimistic of securing a victory that will both upset United’s Champions League chances and boost their hopes of beating the drop.
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After sacking Aitor Karanka midweek, the team that currently sit at nineteenth in the table will be looking to emulate the performances of Leicester City, who beat Liverpool 3-1 after removing Claudio Ranieri from his position earlier in the season.
Despite having a number of key players missing, Jose Mourinho’s strength in depth, hailed as one of the best in the league by Antonio Conte following United’s FA Cup defeat to Chelsea on Monday, still provides the Red Devils with the expectation to win.
However, their current fixture congestion, which led to Phil Jones needing an inhaler and Marcos Rojo requesting a banana in the second leg of their last 16 tie of the Europa League, means even the rotation players will have heavy legs and makes an upset even more likely.
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