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The strongest all-change Manchester United XI Erik ten Hag could line up v Real Betis

The strongest all-change Manchester United XI Erik ten Hag could line up v Real Betis

Manchester United’s fans were both angry and confused after the team’s humiliating loss to Liverpool.

The manager, Erik ten Hag, described the 7-0 defeat as “unprofessional” and criticized the players.

United’s next game is against Real Betis in the Europa League, and we have suggested three important changes that Ten Hag should make to the team.

However, what if the manager took things a step further and benched all 11 starters for the game at Anfield? While this is unlikely for such an important Europa League match, it made us wonder what a team made up entirely of new players would look like.

Examining this lineup is intriguing as it exposes Manchester United’s limited attacking options at the moment. However, there are various defensive alternatives available for the team, especially in the full-back positions.

We anticipate that Tyrell Malacia and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be included in the starting lineup on Thursday, resulting in Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot being left out.

Both Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane, who play as centre-backs, may benefit from some rest. Although Harry Maguire is fit, the condition of Victor Lindelof is uncertain, as he was not included in the squad for the match at Anfield because of a minor injury.

As a substitute goalkeeper, Tom Heaton is available for Manchester United. However, it would be very surprising if he were chosen over David de Gea.

There is a high probability that Marcel Sabitzer will make an appearance in midfield this week, having come on as a late substitute during the Anfield match, as well as Scott McTominay.

According to ESPN, Casemiro may be injured and is at risk of a suspension as he is one yellow card away from being suspended. Fred is expected to start in midfield, with either Sabitzer or McTominay alongside him.

Jadon Sancho is a potential candidate to take over Bruno Fernandes’ role in the attacking midfield position. Manchester United is weakest and most inexperienced in the front three positions.

If both Marcus Rashford and Wout Weghorst were to be left out, Anthony Elanga would be the next available striker option, as Anthony Martial is still injured.

Elanga’s last goal for the club was in February 2022, indicating the limited number of striker options currently available to Erik ten Hag.

On the other hand, Alejandro Garnacho is a viable choice to play on the wing, while Facundo Pellistri is a valuable but under-utilised option.

Despite being with the club, Pellistri has only been featured in four substitute appearances and has not started a game yet.

The strongest all-change Manchester United XI Erik ten Hag could line up v Real Betis

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