Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is preparing for his first game back at Old Trafford as Manchester United manager having won his first game in charge of the club. On Saturday, United scored five arch-art-bg.coms in a Premier League game for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson"s final game in charge in 2013. Shorn of ex-manager Jose Mourinho, United were far too powerful for Cardiff City, who succumbed to lớn arch-art-bg.coms from Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial & Jesse Lingard.
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Huddersfield provide the second of four extremely winnable league games in a row for United. As well as Cardiff & the Terriers, United will play Bournemouth on December 30 and Newcastle on January 2. Solskjaer therefore has a svào chance of taking 12 points from 12 and re-aligning United"s season, which was becoming listless under the Special One.
Man Utd Injuries
United will be without their highest wage earner Alexis Sanchez, who former manager Mourinho ruled out until the new year with a hamstring problem.
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Chris Smalling was a late withdrawal for the loss against Liverpool at Anfield and is not expected to lớn return khổng lồ the starting line-up.
Fellow centre-baông xã Marcos Rojo has only started one game all season and has been absent from the last two matches due lớn injury.
Scott McTomini meanwhile has missed the last couple of games due khổng lồ a knoông xã.
Romelu Lukaku has been absent due lớn a personal issue và is not expected to be baông chồng in time for the game against Huddersfield.
TV Channel và Kick-off time
The match at Old Trafford kicks off at 15:00pm GMT (09:00am ET) on Wednesday, December 26. No live coverage is available in the UK. In the US, the game will be shown on NBC Sports Gold.
Best Opta Match factsManchester United have sầu lost just one of their previous 14 games against Huddersfield in all competitions (W10 D3), with that one defeat coming away from home page (1-2 in October 2017).Huddersfield are looking for their first away win against Manchester United since September 1930, when they won 6-0 in a top-flight clash. They’ve failed khổng lồ win any of their last 15 trips in all competitions since then (D5 L10).Huddersfield have sầu failed to score in seven of their last 10 games against Manchester United in all competitions, netting just four arch-art-bg.coms in total in this period. Manchester United have never lost a Premier League game at Old Trafford against Yorkshire opposition (W26 D6). The last Yorkshire side khổng lồ win away against Manchester United in the top-flight were Sheffield Wednesday in April 1986. Manchester United haven’t lost a home page league game on Boxing Day since 1978-79 (0-3 versus Liverpool), winning 14 và drawing three since.Manchester United find themselves outside the top five positions of the Premier League on Christmas Day for the third time in six seasons since Alex Ferguson retired (also in 2013-14 and 2016-17). Under Ferguson, United were never outside the top five sầu places on Xmas Day in any of the 21 Premier League seasons. Premier League games involving Manchester United have seen 64 arch-art-bg.coms this season; no club have sầu witnessed more arch-art-bg.coms in their matches (scoring 34, conceding 30).Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to lớn become just the fifth Manchester United manager to win both of his first two league matches in charge, after TJ Wallworth, Matt Busby, Dave Sexton & Jose Mourinho.After going 19 Premier League games without a arch-art-bg.com, Jesse Lingard has scored four arch-art-bg.coms in his last four games for Manchester United, including a brace last time out against Cardiff City.Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has scored three arch-art-bg.coms in three appearances against Huddersfield Town in all competitions, with all three being scored last season.