Its Middlesbrough vs Manchester United on Sunday the 19th at the Riverside stadium in the Premier League. Both teams are going into this game in contrasting form with Middlesbrough with no win in 10 and Manchester United with 6 wins out of the last 10 and unbeaten in the last 18 premier league games.
This game comes at a very busy schedule for Manchester United with this being there 4 game in 11 days. Manchester United will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera for this game with both having 2 game suspension left. They will also be sweating on the fitness of Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney before this game.
Middlesbrough will be going into this game with a fully fit squad to choose from but will have decisions to make on who starts. Middlesbrough have decided to part company with Aitor Karanka before this game in a hope that they will be able to survive.
This match would have seen Jose Mourinho come up against his fellow friend Aitor Karanka who worked under the Portuguese at Real Madrid. They both have great respect for one another.
Manchester united have won four of the last 6 games at the riverside and Wayne Rooney has been directly involved in six goals against Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough are winless in the last 12 meetings against United and their next defeat will be Middlesbrough’s 1000 in the premier league. While Manchester United’s next win will be there 600th in the premier league becoming the first team to do so.
Manchester United are 6th going into this game six points of the top four with two games in hand and hoping a win will keep the pressure on the one’s above. Middlesbrough are 19th in the league 3 points from safety with a game in hand. This game is crucial for both teams and 3 points is very important.