Javi Gracia revealed Etienne Capoue is set to miss the trip to Manchester United due to personal reasons, while Kiko Femenía, Miguel Britos and André Carrillo all missed training on Friday, and are doubts. Although a switch to a 4-4-2 formation yielded a win against Newcastle United, Gracia could revert to a 4-2-3-1 this weekend. So Andre Gray may be at risk of dropping to the bench, with Gerard Deulofeu and Richarlison options to start in the attacking midfield spots. In Capoue’s likely absence, Will Hughes could drop into a deeper midfield role. Other changes are perhaps unlikely, with Daryl Janmaat in line to retain his start at right-back. There could be an outside chance that Gracia considers deploying a three-man backline, in which case Adrian Mariappa would be an option in central defence. Younes Kaboul, Tom Cleverley and Stefano Okaka all remain sidelined, but Nathaniel Chalobah has an outside chance of being able to feature as a late substitute.
Kabasele – Janmaat – Cathcart – Holebas
Doucoure – Hughes
Deulofeu – Pereyra – Richarlison