Huddersfield Town have experienced both sides of the Premier League thus far. They started the season in dizzying heights, spending time at the summit with early results. But they are now sliding back to reality.
Their bright start to the season has provided them a safety net from the relegation zone, as they sit 12th in the table. Though, David Wagner’s men are winless in their last five games.
Their task to stop their backwards slide will prove difficult as a welcome a visit from Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
Criticised for their zealous defensive display away at Anfield, Mourinho will be hoping to unleash their attacking frustrations on a Huddersfield side trying to find their place in the league.
Marcus Rashford was the only casualty from United’s trip to Portugal midweek, which they won 1-0 away at Benfica. Rashford is now a doubt for the weekend with a knee injury.
Phil Jones missed the midweek trip to Portugal, but could return to the side this weekend, barring any injury. Summer signing, Victor Lindelof – who featured against his former club, Benfica – could earn his first Premier League start if Jones appears to be injured.
Marouane Fellani and Eric Baily aren’t fit enough to feature this week. Paul Pogba could return to the side next week.
Huddersfield will be hopeful that Stevie Mounie overcomes a heel injury in time to face United. Colin Quaner also faces a late fitness test, which might be a gametime decision.
Huddersfield starting XI: Lossl; Smith, Zanka, Schindler, Malone; Hogg, Williams; Kachunga, Ince, Van La Parra; Depoitre
Man United starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Darmian; Herrera, Matic; Young, Mkhitaryan, Martial; Lukaku
Manchester United – 20 wins
Huddersfield Town – 10 wins
Draws – 15
Huddersfield Town 0-2 Manchester United