Manchester United vs Sheffield United: Things to look out for
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Anthony Martial of Manchester United celebrates with Marcus Rashford after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Sheffield United at Old Trafford on June 24, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Following Manchester City's 5-0 thrashing of West Bromwich Albion last night, all eyes will be on Manchester United as they aim to return back to the summit of the league providing they come away with a result against Sheffield United

Unbeaten in the league since November and on the back of a thrilling win against Liverpool, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Reds will look to take advantage of a Sheffield United side who currently have nine players out for tonight's game. 

Nothing but three points should be required from United if they continue their excellent title challenge so far. 

Here's what United fans could look out for ahead of the clash tonight. 

  • Anthony Martial's time to shine?

With only two Premier League goals to his name this season, Martial's goal-scoring ability hasn't quite matched the levels of his fine 2019/20 season. A goal against Aston Villa in December and one at Bramall Lane against Sheffield United places his tally to two goals in fifteen league games. 

But could tonight be the night he finds his goal-scoring mojo?. The Frenchman has contributed to five goals in the last two meetings between the sides - scoring his first career hat-trick for Manchester United in a 5-2 win at Old Trafford in the 2019/20 season and provided a goal and assist in United's 3-2 win away at Bramall Lane this season. 

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With Sheffield United rooted at bottom of the league and conceding the fifth-highest amount of goals this season, Solskjaer could opt for an attacking approach against Chris Wilder's low block tactic - an approach Martial could well and truly thrive off with the creativity of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba

  • Continuing the streak?

United have a sensational record against Sheffield United - winning their last seven home games, the last time they failed to secure three points against the Blades at Old Trafford was back in 1973. 

Securing the win against Wilder's Sheffield United should not be a problem for a United side as they've now managed to win five out of their last six home games after not registering a win in their first four home games of the season.

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A dominant performance capped off with a win tonight could see United come into their next league game brimming with confidence, as they face off against Arsenal at the Emirates - the team they last lost to in the Premier League.

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