Man United announce their starting lineup for Sunday’s match against Chelsea, with Michael Carrick sweating on three players.


Michael Carrick is sweating on three players for Man Utd’s upcoming match against Chelsea.

Man United’s team news for their Premier League match against Chelsea has already been released.

Michael Carrick, Manchester United’s caretaker manager, is awaiting news on three players ahead of the Red Devils’ Premier League trip to Premier League leaders Chelsea on Sunday.

United’s website has confirmed that first-choice defensive pairing Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane will miss the crucial match.

Maguire has been suspended for the visit to Stamford Bridge following his dismissal for receiving two yellow cards against Watford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lost his job as a result of the 4-1 defeat against the Hornets.

Carrick, a former assistant to the Norwegian, has been appointed interim head coach while a new, more experienced interim coach is sought.

Varane, who hasn’t recovered from a thigh problem he suffered a fortnight ago, will also be absent for the former England midfielder.

Paul Pogba, his France international teammate, has been absent for a long time.

Carrick, whose first game in charge was a 2-0 victory over Villarreal, is eager to learn more about three key players as he tries to derail Chelsea’s title hopes.

Luke Shaw, who suffered a concussion in the Manchester derby defeat nearly three weeks ago, is being evaluated further, according to the club’s website.

The 26-year-old was unable to participate in the November internationals, as well as the match against Watford.

Mason Greenwood is battling for fitness after missing two matches with Covid-19 due to a tendon issue. Edinson Cavani is battling for fitness after missing two matches with Covid-19 due to a tendon issue.

United have floated the idea of starting Carrick in a back three against the Blues, who use a similar system.

If Shaw is cleared to play, they believe he will play in a more central role, with Alex Telles continuing on the left.

Eric Bailly could play alongside Victor Lindelof if Carrick decides to add an extra defender.

Phil Jones, who hasn’t played in a competitive match since January 2020, travelled to Villarreal despite not being eligible and could make an appearance against Chelsea as a surprise inclusion.

United advanced to the Champions League knockout rounds on Tuesday thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho – his first since joining from Borussia Dortmund for £73 million.

Carrick, who is a strong contender for the interim job until the end of the season, has stated as much.

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