Manchester United XI vs Chelsea: Confirmed team news, Injury update, time and date, venue, TV channel and live stream

Manchester United XI vs Chelsea: Confirmed team news, Injury update, time and date, venue, TV channel and live stream

Mason Mount could be handed his first start for Manchester United since October as Erik ten Hag’s side take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof are both out.

Mount on Thursday returns to his boyhood club for the first time since a £55million summer switch to Old Trafford, and just days after scoring what looked to be an undeserved late winner against Brentford, before Kristoffer Ajer gave the Bees a last-gasp equaliser.

Harry Maguire and teenager Willy Kambwala will likely step in for Raphael Varane and Lindelof against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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United confirmed on Tuesday that Lindelof was now facing at least four weeks out with a hamstring injury suffered against Brentford, likewise his initial replacement Martinez, who in yet another setback picked up a calf strain in training having made his first appearance for nearly two months off the bench on Saturday night.

Varane was also replaced by Maguire at half-time against Brentford as a precaution and he is a big doubt to face Chelsea, which would appear to pave the way for academy graduate Kambwala to come into the team with Jonny Evans also sidelined of late.

Champions League qualification is looking increasingly unlikely for United. The Red Devils are stuck in sixth place following their 1-1 draw at Brentford, eight points behind fifth-placed Tottenham.

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United on Thursday night will aim for their first victory at Stamford Bridge in over four years.

After travelling to West London, United host Liverpool in a repeat of last month’s thrilling 4-3 victory – which booked Ten Hag’s side a place in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley.

Ten Hag is still without the likes of Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia and Anthony Martial, plus back-up goalkeeper Altay Bayindir.

Predicted Manchester United XI: Onana, Dalot, Maguire, Kambwala, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Mainoo, Mount, Fernandes, Rashford, Hojlund

Injured: Shaw, Martial, Malacia, Martinez, Lindelof

Doubts: Varane, Evans, Bayindir

Time and date: 8:15pm BST on Thursday April 4, 2024

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Venue: Stamford Bridge

TV channel and live stream: TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate

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