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Top of the table Manchester United host bottom of the league Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night looking to pick up all three points, just as they did in December.

Bruno Fernandes yet again stole the headlines in United’s last game, his match winning free kick 10 minutes from time the difference against Liverpool in the FA Cup. United are now 13 games without a defeat in all competitions, 11 of them coming in the league. Edinson Cavani and Paul Pogba produced the goals in their previous league game, a 2-1 win away at Fulham.

The visitors are having a worse time of it and will be hoping to turn the table and form guide upside down and take at least a point away with them for the first time since 1973. The Blades will be looking to cause an upset following their 3-1 loss against Tottenham in their last league game. The Blades beat Plymouth 2-1 on the weekend and will be hoping to cause United problems again and go one further than their 3-2 home loss in December.

Team News

Marcus Rashford suffered a knock against Liverpool so could be replaced by Anthony Martial. Bruno Fernandes is likely to come back in which could see Paul Pogba rested.

Wilder is without Oli McBurnie, Jack Robinson, Sander Berge, Jack O’Connell, and Ben Osborn. Billy Sharp may start with David McGoldrick after his goal against Plymouth on the weekend.

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Previous Meetings

Manchester United 1-0 Sheffield United                01/16

Sheffield United 3-3 Manchester United                11/19

Manchester United 3-0 Sheffield United                06/20

Sheffield United 2-3 Manchester United                12/20

By Ciaran Coyle

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