4-2-3-1: Man Utd predicted XI to face Istanbul

Manchester United welcome Istanbul Basaksehir to Old Trafford in the fourth game of our 2020-21 Champions League campaign on Tuesday night.

We were surprisingly beaten 1-2 away to the Turkish Super Lig champions three weeks ago and nothing less than a victory will do this time around.

Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig are our remaining two fixtures over the next fortnight as our hectic fixture list is now underway.

Here is the team I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will send out on Tuesday:

Goalkeeper: Dean Henderson
The newly-capped England international played in the first match against Istanbul Basaksehir and I think Dean Henderson will start this game too.

Defence: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Axel Tuanzebe, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams
Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire are rarely rested so I think they will keep their places from the weekend’s 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. Victor Lindelof only returned from a back injury on Saturday so I can see Axel Tuanzebe being given another start. Likewise, Alex Telles only made his debut for us at the weekend so I think Brandon Williams comes in at left-back with Luke Shaw sidelined.

Midfield: Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek; Juan Mata, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial
Nemanja Matic will be rested and I suspect Fred will too. Paul Pogba remains a doubt with a knock picked up on international duty so Donny van de Beek has to be in line for a rare start following his summer move from Ajax. I think Scott McTominay starts alongside the Dutch international to protect the back four. Marcus Rashford returned from injury to start at the weekend so I can see him being rested for this one and Anthony Martial starting out on the left. Bruno Fernandes never gets a rest and Juan Mata could start down the right.

Striker: Edinson Cavani
Resting Rashford and starting Martial down the left gives Edinson Cavani a chance to make his first start for Manchester United. The Uruguayan has made a few substitute appearances for us and I think he’s ready to be given a start now.

The experts over at Football Betting Tips have Manchester United -2.5 on the Asian Handicap this evening. They have been 3/3 in our group stage matches to date.

Here’s our team on paper: