Manchester United vs Sheffield United Preview and Prediction – April 24, 2024

Manchester United squandered a three-goal advantage in the FA Cup semifinals against Coventry City over the weekend.

Nevertheless, they managed to secure victory on penalties, advancing to the final.

Sheffield United will travel to Old Trafford on Wednesday night in the Premier League, hoping to cause an upset.

Match Preview

United emerged victorious in the reverse fixture 2-1 at Bramall Lane and will aim for another win against Sheffield United.

Scott McTominay and Diogo Dalot scored for Manchester United, with Oliver McBurnie scoring for Sheffield United, his goal coming from the penalty spot.

The Blades are not yet out of the race for Premier League survival. They are currently ten points behind 17th-placed Nottingham Forest.

Manchester United currently occupy seventh place in the league, trailing fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur by ten points.

Following United’s 3-3 draw against Coventry City in the FA Cup semifinals–though they won on penalties–there has been speculation about Erik ten Hag’s potential sacking at the end of the season.

Ten Hag’s team has failed to secure victory in their last four Premier League matches, managing to earn three points through three draws.

United’s last two premier league games against Bournemouth and Liverpool both ended in a score draw of 2-2.

Sheffield United are currently on a two-match losing streak, suffering a 2-0 defeat to Brentford followed by a 4-1 loss to Burnley.

With an away record of 1 win, 3 draws, and 12 losses and a goal difference of -24, Sheffield United has conceded the most goals in the league this season, both home and away, totaling 88 goals. Wilder’s team is on course to concede over 100 goals this season.

Not only do Sheffield United lead in goals conceded, but they also have the weakest attack, scoring only 31 goals in 33 matches, the lowest in the English top flight.

Manchester United have not been prolific scorers either, netting just 41 goals. Conversely, they have conceded 48 times in their 32 league games.

Team News & Updates:

McBurnie leads Sheffield United in goal-scoring statistics with six goals.

Bruno Fernandes leads Manchester United in goals scored with eight, with four players tied on seven goals each.

Prediction & Analysis:

In this crucial encounter, Manchester United holds the upper hand, boasting superior firepower and home advantage.

With Sheffield United’s leaky defense vulnerable to United’s attacking prowess, a comprehensive victory for the hosts seems likely.

Expect Manchester United to dominate proceedings and secure a convincing 4-1 win, reaffirming their credentials in the race for European qualification.

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