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Surprise in defence, €32m star in midfield | Expected line-up of Man Utd (4-3-3) against Coventry City

Manchester United take on Coventry City in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium today.

The Red Devils have been poor since the international break with four winless games, but they should be favorites to beat the Championship team.

Before the match, manager Erik ten Hag could be forced to make at least one change. Willy Kambwala gets injured alongside Mason Mount and Casemiro.

Andre Onana has been almost an undisputed starter in goal for United this season. The Cameroon international has improved his shot-stopping in recent months. It is expected that he will start again for Altay Bayindir.

Ahead of him, Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are likely to keep their places at right and left back respectively. Harry Maguire recovered from a thigh injury ahead of the match but United have suffered another setback with Kambwala absent.

Instead of using another central defender from the youth academy, Ten Hag was able to use the experience of Casemiro alongside Maguire. This would mean that Kobbie Mainoo will drop back to the midfield position where he was brilliant earlier this year.

Scott McTominay could be introduced alongside Bruno Fernandes in central midfield after overcoming a knee problem. The €32million star could play a more advanced role than the Red Devils captain.

Further forward it could be the same attacking trio from Bournemouth’s draw. Antony has looked in good form recently with impressive performances against Liverpool (FA Cup quarter-final) and Chelsea.

An injury kept him from the South Coast trip last weekend. He may have to settle for a bench role. Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho should continue on the right and left wings respectively.

Rasmus Hojlund has not scored since returning from a muscle injury, but the Dane remains United’s best striking option. Anthony Martial has not yet recovered from groin surgery in January.

How Man Utd could line up against Coventry City

Statistics from Transfermarkt.com

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