Predicted Manchester United lineup against Brentford: Martial in for Weghorst; Wan-Bissaka available

Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will return when Manchester United and Brentford meet at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Manchester United will be eager to return to winning ways when they welcome Brentford to Old Trafford on Wednesday night. And Erik ten Hag has greeted positive updates on the team news front ahead of his side’s latest fixture.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is available after recovering from an illness that forced him to miss the game against Newcastle United. In addition, Christian Eriksen has resumed group training and is closing in on his return to action.

But Casemiro continues to serve a suspension and will be unavailable for two more games. In addition, Tom Heaton, Donny van de Beek, and Alejandro Garnacho remain on the sidelines. Meanwhile, ten Hag provided an update on Eriksen during his pre-match press conference.

When pressed on the question of Eriksen’s availability against Brentford, ten Hag replied, “Not tomorrow. He is returning on the pitch, he is returning to team training today so we have to see how quick he can now make the progress.”

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With the game coming too soon for Eriksen, Marcel Sabitzer, Scott McTominay, and Fred are the only midfield options for ten Hag. And Fred should replace McTominay as Sabitzer’s partner in the double pivot.

As for the defensive unit, ten Hag spoke about choosing between Diogo Dalot and Wan-Bissaka. And the Dutch tactician asserted that the difference between the two players is marginal while praising both players.

He said, “I think it’s really close, the competition between them. Maybe Aaron gives you a little bit more defending, Diogo gives you maybe a little more offence. But I have to say I think they both have made progress in both areas, so it’s really close.”

Wan-Bissaka should start ahead of Dalot in the right-back berth after recovering from the illness. But the rest of the defensive unit should remain intact, with Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, and Luke Shaw retaining their places. And there is no looking past David de Gea between the sticks against Brentford.

As for the offensive unit, ten Hag might sanction a couple of changes. Anthony Martial should come in for Wout Weghorst, with the French regaining fitness. And Jadon Sancho will replace Antony on the right flank. Martial and Sancho will join Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford in the final third.

Predicted Manchester United XI: de Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Sabitzer, Fred; Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

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