Man. United vs Middlesbrough by Sors
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Manchester: de Gea – Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Darmian – Herrera, Carrick, Pogba – Mata, Lingard, Ibrahimovic
Middlesbrough: Valdes – Fabio, Chambers, Gibson, Friend – Traore, de Roon, Clayton, Forshaw, Ramirez – Negredo
The hosts come into the game on the back of four consecutive victories in the league, thanks to which they climbed on sixth position in the standings, just four points behind Arsenal (4th place).
It’s obvious that the main reason for this good run is in the sudden awakening of United’s attack, as this team scored seven goals in its last three games against Crystal Palace (2-1/away), West Bromwich (2-0/away) and Sunderland (3-1/home) compared to only eight goals in the preceding nine rounds.Zlatan Ibrahimovic (f / 17+12) looks simply unstoppable lately (six goals in six games this month), but the truth is that the whole team is playing much better than in October and November.
Wayne Rooney (f / 14+1) will miss second consecutive game with muscle injury, as well as Luke Shaw (d / 7+0), but Rooney is far from his best days in this moment, while Shaw’s last appearance was against West Ham at the quarter-finals of the League Cup on Nov. 30 (4-1/home).
As it can be expected for a newly-promoted team, the guests spent the entire first half of the season in the lower half of the standings and there is no doubt that this team will threw all its efforts in attempts to avoid immediate relegation to a lower division.
2-0-3 4/5 for Middlesbrough from five games in December, but those two victories came at Riverside Stadium and against the last two teams in the standings (1-0 vs. Hull City on Dec. 5 and 3-0 vs. Swansea on Dec. 17), while the guests won just three points from their previous nine games against opponents from the upper half of the standings (0-3-6 3/12).
Antonio Barragan (d / 18+0) will serve a one-match ban following his fifth yellow card of the season, while Viktor Fischer (f / 12+0) is still injured.
Manchester United is in obvious upswing lately and I think that the hosts will manage to win this match with more than one goal difference.
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