Sheffield United vs Man Utd: Red Devils eye back-to-back wins against Premier League new boys – stream, TV, teams | The Sun
MANCHESTER UNITED travel to the Steel City tonight as they desperately look to build some momentum.
Erik ten Hag's side have endured a torrid start to the season and currently sit tenth in the Premier League table.
The Red Devils looked like they were on the ropes as they trailed Brentford 1-0 going into added time last time out.
But Scott McTominay's late one-two punch salvaged an incredible three points, much to the relief of Ten Hag.
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The truth remains that United are yet to produce a convincing performance this season.
If they could pick any fixture to have in a time of difficulty, however, they would probably choose this one.
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Sheffield United have suffered a wretched start to life back in the Premier League.
Having gone their first four games without a win, Paul Heckingbottom's side thought they were just moments away from a huge triumph against Tottenham last month.
Spurs subsequently produced the latest comeback in Prem history to win, with the Blades being hammered 8-0 by Newcastle the following week.
They have since lost to West Ham and Fulham and sit rock bottom of the table with just one point from eight games.
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Should Man Utd fail to win this one, storm clouds may begin to swarm around manager Ten Hag.
But the Red Devils should surely have enough to beat their struggling Yorkshire opponents.
What is their form like?
Man Utd's form leading up to the international break was patchy at best.
McTominay's late, late show saw them scrape past Brentford 2-1 after they had been beaten 3-2 by Galatasaray in the Champions League.
Prior to that, Ten Hag's men had slumped to a 1-0 home loss to Crystal Palace.
Sheffield United, meanwhile, have been dreadful and are yet to win a game this term.
Since their 8-0 hammering by Newcastle they have been soundly beaten by West Ham and Fulham on the road.
What is the team news and any injuries to worry about?
Paul Heckingbottom will continue to deal with a lengthy list of absentees and Chris Basham's horrific ankle injury did not help the Sheffield United boss' woes.
Ben Osborn (groin), John Egan (ankle), Tom Davies (muscle), Daniel Jebbison (muscle), Rhys Norrington-Davies (hamstring), Max Lowe (ankle), William Osula (knock) and George Baldock are all doubts for this huge encounter.
Elsewhere, Ten Hag has a few injury issues of his own as this match has come too soon for Lisandro Martinez (foot), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (hamstring), Amad Diallo (knee), Kobbie Mainoo (ankle), Tyrell Malacia (muscle) and Luke Shaw (muscle).
However, the United boss will be delighted to welcome back defensive duo Raphael Varane and Sergio Reguilon.
But there is still no confirmation on when Jadon Sancho will play for the Red Devils again.
Who will be the star men?
Summer signing Gustavo Hamer has been a shining light for Sheffield United this season.
The Brazilian, recruited from Coventry in August, has scored in matches against Nottingham Forest and Tottenham.
Man Utd, meanwhile, found an unlikely hero in McTominay.
The Scotland star scored an amazing late double against Brentford and will surely be rewarded with a start this time around.
McTominay will also be buoyed by Scotland's qualification for Euro 2024 and should be oozing with confidence.
Despite their poor displays this term, Man Utd should surely have too much for their struggling opponents on Saturday evening.
SunSport predicts: Sheffield United 1 Man Utd 2
When is Sheffield United vs Man Utd?
- Sheffield United's huge match against Manchester United will take place TODAY, Saturday, October 21.
- It is scheduled to get underway at 8pm BST.
- Bramall Lane is the allocated arena for this Premier League encounter and it can host around 32,050 fans.
- The Blades shockingly beat United when the sides last met in January 2021.
What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?
- Sheffield United vs Manchester United will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
- Coverage will commence at around 7:45pm BST – after Chelsea's thrilling match against Arsenal.
- Fans also have the option to stream the game through NOW TV which is available for download on your mobile device or tablet.
- Alternatively, follow SunSport's live blog for the entire action.
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What are the latest odds?
- Sheffield United to win 6/1
- Draw 15/4
- Man Utd to win 2/5
*Odds courtesy of Paddy Power are correct at time of publication
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