Manchester United vs. Luton Town Preview

Manchester United vs. Luton Town – Preview, Prediction, Team news, Lineups

In the aftermath of their turbulent Champions League setback, Manchester United is gearing up to face Luton Town in a crucial Premier League encounter at Old Trafford this Saturday.

Match Overview:

Manchester United finds themselves in the eighth position, trailing six points behind the top four.

Meanwhile, Luton Town, currently 17th, is teetering above the relegation zone based on goal difference.

The Red Devils aim to rebound after a disastrous Champions League defeat and a challenging season under Erik ten Hag.

United’s campaign has been marked by nine defeats in their opening 17 games, the worst since 1973-74.

Despite a last-minute win against Fulham, their Champions League dreams took a hit with a 4-3 loss to Copenhagen.

Luton, coming off a commendable 1-1 draw with Liverpool, seeks to build on their recent performances.

Head-to-Head History:

Luton faces the daunting task of ending their 18-game losing streak against Manchester United.

While they inflicted United’s first home league defeat in 1897, recent history favors the Red Devils, who haven’t lost to Luton in their last 18 encounters.

Team News:

Injury concerns plague both teams. Manchester United will miss key players like Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Amad Diallo, Tyrell Malacia, and Jadon Sancho.

Luton’s Mads Andersen, Reece Burke, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Daniel Potts, and Jordan Clark are sidelined, with Amari’i Bell potentially returning.

Possible Lineups:

Manchester United:

  • Onana;
  • Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Dalot;
  • McTominay, Eriksen;
  • Pellistri, Fernandes, Rashford;
  • Hojlund

Luton Town:

  • Kaminski;
  • Kabore, Mengi, Lockyer, Osho, Doughty;
  • Barkley, Nakamba, Chong;
  • Adebayo, Morris

Predictions:

In a clash crucial for both teams, Luton’s recent resilience poses a threat to a struggling Manchester United.

The hosts aim to secure a much-needed win before the international break, alleviating pressure on manager Erik ten Hag.

  • Our prediction: Manchester United 3-1 Luton Town.

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