Manchester United v Middlesbrough: Match Preview

Manchester United v Middlesbrough: Match Preview

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Man United will be hoping to continue their new found winning run when they take on Middlesbrough at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday, December 31. The Reds have won their last four league games, keeping clean sheets in two of those.

United are beginning to find their rhythm and it is paying off at the moment, especially with the return to action of Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Armenia international scored a fantastic back heeled goal which could contest for the goal of the season.

Jose Mourinho will be keen to see his team end the year with a win as he come up against his former Real Madrid assistant Aitor Karanka.

Though winning the Premier League may be unrealistic, finishing in the top four could still be achievable. They are 13 points off the top spot and four points from the top four.

It is not expected to be a difficult for United. The Boro have not won at Old Trafford in their last 11 league meetings and they have been units in their last nine away games but they have not lost their final league game in a calendar year since 2009.

Mkhitaryan is likely to return to the line-up while Luke Shaw is still out injured. Wayne Rooney remains in doubt for the match. He missed the 3-1 win over Sunderland on Boxing Day with a thigh injury and faced a race to be fit for the match.

Man United Probable XI:

De Gea, Blind, Rojo, Jones, Valencia, Herrera, Pogba, Carrick, Mkhitaryan, Lingard, Ibrahimovic.

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Kazeem Olawale, 24-year old sports writer. Avid Manchester United fan and season ticket holder. Lover of the Premier League and La Liga. Enjoys American sports. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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