All roads will be headed to Bramall Lane on Sunday when the fallen giants Manchester United face off
with Sheffield united in Sunday’s only fixture. The phrase ‘don’t beat your enemy when he is down’ does
not apply to football hence this will be an opportune time for Sheffield to bag more points against the
out of sorts Manchester United. This match is scheduled to kick-off at 16:30 GMT on Sunday 24 th
The Blades have been in good form; playing above expectations. They are currently seated at number 5
of the EPL table standings; two above their Sunday’s opponents. The Premier League newcomers did
well to hold Spurs to a 1-1 draw in their last Premier League match. It goes without saying that the
Blades are enjoying a five-game unbeaten run ahead of their fixture with the Red Devils.
Manchester United unlike their opponents has been having all sorts of problems this season. However,
they seem to be making amends to their low start to the 2019/2020 if their last few fixtures are
something to go by.
Sheffield United who is ever considered as underdogs has always surprised many. Their ability to hold
captive even the mighty of English clubs is something worth noting. This can be proven by their 1-1 draw
against Tottenham, their 3-0 win over Burnley, 1-0 win against Arsenal and their marrow 0-1 loss to the
mighty Liverpool. Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s troops will be travelling without their key Midfielder Paul
Pogba, we are tempted to place our money with the underdogs.
Sheffield United vs. Manchester United Head to Head
Teams Sheffield United and Manchester United have only faced off 3 times. Of the three meetings,
Manchester won all of them. Here is a look into the three fixtures and how the scores turned out:
Manchester United 1-0 Sheffield United, Manchester United 2-0 Sheffield United, Sheffield United 1-2
The on-form Sheffield United is free of any threatening injuries. The only player whose services will be
missed is John Eagan who sustained a calf injury on 18 th November while on international duty with his
Irish team against Denmark.
The injury-laden Manchester United will miss most of its key players above all, their key midfielder Paul
Pogba. Others who will be in the sidelines include Eric Bailly Bertrand, Axel Tuanzebe, Phil Jones,
Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay.
Prediction and Odds
You can get the latest odds here.
Sheffield United has the ability to make history by beating Manchester United for the first time.
However, despite Manchester United’s dismal performances in the recent past, it is not prudent to
underrate them as they have a lot to play for. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:
Sheffield to win
Both teams to score
Uner 2.5 goals