Slammed in the classic against Tottenham, Manchester United seeks this Saturday, February 3, the reaction in the English Championship version 2017/2018. At Old Tradfford Stadium in Manchester, you will receive the Huddersfield. The match is part of the schedule of the tournament’s twenty-sixth round and is scheduled to start at 13h (Brasília time).
The recent performance of Manchester United
The 2-0 loss to Tottenham in London interrupted a series of eight games without losing (five wins and three draws) of the reds. The poor result was even worse with the victory of Manchester City, who opened 15 points ahead of the Premier League.
With 53 points remaining (16 wins, five draws and four losses), what remains for United in the tournament is to defend their second position, threatened by Liverpool and Chelsea, who have 50 points, and by Tottenham himself 48.
The performance in this final stretch, which also includes the Champions League round of 16 against Sevilla, should be decisive for the club officials to decide whether to renew the contract of coach José Mourinho, who came to make statements at the beginning of the year indicating that he wanted to stay, but did not receive the support expected from the top men.
For the confrontation this Saturday, he doubts about four players who are in the medical department. They are in treatment of injury the defender Eric Bertrand Baily (eight games in English Championship 2017/2018, two goals); the Daley Blind socks (five games, no goal) and Marouane Fellaini (12 games, three goals); and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (five games, no goal).
The current form of Huddersfield
Huddersfield still could not win in the Premier League in 2018. There were four defeats in the tournament. The most recent one happened on Tuesday, January 30, for Liverpool. At home, it took 3 to 0. With this, did not leave the 24 points (six wins, six draws and 13 losses).
It is in the seventeenth position, at the edge of the relegation zone. They did not make it to the sidelines because Southampton, eighteenth, were in a 1-1 draw with Brighton and could not get past the 23-point barrier.
What has kept the hopes of the fans and the employment of coach David Wagner are the results of the FA Cup. They beat Bolton 2-1, away from home, advancing to the fifth stage when they drew 1-1 with Birmingham 1-0. They will have to play the replay.
It is not known until when the patience of the hats will last. Pressed, Wagner will need to wait for the medical department’s position on four athletes to know if he can count on them. The defenders are Martin Crane (three games in the English Championship 2017/2018, no goal) and Scott Malone (15 games, no goal); midfielder Daniel Williams (17 games, no goal) and striker Elias Kachunga (17 games, one goal).
History of the matches Manchester United vs Huddersfield
The first round match involving the teams was the first in history. At home, Huddersfield made it 2-1.
Better technically, working at home and pressured to respond after the failure in the classic, Manchester United is the best guessing option for the game this Saturday. It has a prize of 1.14 in Bet365. Draw returns 7.50. The Huddersfield is considered the biggest underdog of the twenty-sixth round of the English Championship with a price of 17.00 for each real bet in case of victory. Quotes were in effect at 12:05 pm on 1/2/2018.