On Monday, Manchester United will try to defeat archrival Liverpool in order to move out of the Premier League's bottom three. After losing their first two games, the Red Devils are presently last in the standings with no points.
Brighton defeated Erik ten Hag's team 2-1 in their season opener at Old Trafford.
But last week's humbling 4-0 loss to Brentford only made matters worse.
The United manager has no new players to turn to ahead of Monday's crucial meeting against Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.
Casemiro won't be registered in time to play even if club executives manage to close a deal for him over the weekend. Casemiro is a Brazil international.
The team from Ten Hag's devastating loss last week is still present as a result.
He may still make a few adjustments, though.
According to reports, the Dutchman may decide to bench captain Harry Maguire.
He allegedly wants to test out the newcomers Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane at center back.
Midway through last week's game, Varane took over for United's £54 million summer acquisition, but the two may have to collaborate on Monday.
Given that Mohamed Salah is anticipated to start for Liverpool, Ten Hag will probably rely on Luke Shaw's expertise to fill in at left back.
Due to the fact that Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay were spotted collaborating during training earlier this week, a new defensive midfield partnership may potentially be in the works.
Last week, both players were brought in to fill in for Christian Eriksen and Fred, the starting center combo, and they worked well together.
Eriksen, who signed for the Red Devils last month on a free transfer, may still be involved, although Ten Hag may decide to start him in his usual attacking midfield position.
Jadon Sancho will probably stay in his position on the wing, and Anthony Elanga might make his debut on the other side.
The 20-year-old was called to duty on Saturday, but he might get the chance to take Marcus Rashford's place as the starting quarterback.
Despite rumors that he might leave the team, Cristiano Ronaldo is most likely to start as the lone striker.
Ten Hag will certainly need the Portugal captain if United is to pose a danger to Liverpool's defense; he is now the team's major goal threat.
Although he has yet to appear in this Premier League season, Anthony Martial excelled for The Red Devils during a preseason friendly versus Klopp's team.
The Frenchman has been battling a hamstring problem, but this week he returned to training, which means he may be needed at Old Trafford on Monday, most likely off the bench.
Alternatively, United could start with the same front three as last week, with Rashford joining Ronaldo and Sancho. Rashford played the full 90 minutes against Brentford.
Fred and Bruno Fernandes may continue to play in midfield, with Portugal's star taking on a more offensive role.
Tyrell Malacia may be given his first Premier League start in place of Shaw at left-back, but he will have to contend with Salah, Liverpool's dangerous player, who poses a great threat.
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