STARTING XIs: Martial starts for United and Godfrey fit for City

PUBLISHED: 15:40 27 October 2019 | UPDATED: 20:59 27 October 2019

Ben Godfrey is fit to remain part of City's starting XI against United 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Ben Godfrey is fit to remain part of City's starting XI against United Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Paul Chesterton

Manchester United have made just one change to their starting XI for this afternoon’s Premier League clash at Norwich City, with Anthony Martial starting at Carrow Road.

The Canaries name an unchanged squad of 18, with defender Ben Godfrey fit to start, as expected, despite limping off last weekend due to pain caused by recent hernia surgery.

That was during an encouraging 0-0 draw at Bournemouth last Saturday, which brought an end to a run of three successive defeats and earned a first clean sheet of the season.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side make just one change to their league starting XI, switching to a 4-2-3-1 formation and bringing in France forward Anthony Martial, dropping the previous 3-5-2 shape.

They are without a win in their last four league games but became the first team to prevent leaders Liverpool from winning this season when they ground out a 1-1 draw against their bitter rivals at Old Trafford last Sunday.

That was followed by a 1-0 win in Serbia on Thursday night, when an Martial penalty proved the difference in a 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League group stages.

CITY: Krul; Aarons, Amadou, Godfrey, Lewis; Tettey, McLean; Buendia, Leitner, Cantwell; Pukki. Subs: McGovern (GK), Byram, Trybull, Stiepermann, Hernandez, Srbeny, Drmic

MAN UTD: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young; McTominay, Fred; James, Pereira, Rashford; Martial. Subs: Romero (GK), Rojo, Williams, Mata, Garner, Lingard, Greenwood

REFEREE: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)

VAR: David Coote (Notts)

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