Ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action, Sportsmail will be providing you with all you need to know about every fixture, with team news, provisional squads, betting odds and Opta stats. Here is all the information you need for Huddersfield’s home clash with Manchester United.
Huddersfield v Manchester United (John Smith’s Stadium)
Huddersfield striker Steve Mounie will return to the squad for the home game against Manchester United.
The Benin international, who has missed the last four league games, has trained all week and could go straight into David Wagner’s starting line-up.
Huddersfield’s Steve Mounie will return to the squad for Manchester United clash
Midfielder Philip Billing is waiting to learn whether he requires surgery on the ankle he twisted in last week’s defeat at Swansea and could be out for 12 weeks. Collin Quaner, Kasey Palmer and Michael Hefele are still out.
Provisional squad: Lossl, Malone, Schindler, Jorgensen, Smith, Williams, Hogg, Mooy, Van La Parra, Ince, Kachunga, Depoitre, Mounie, Lowe, Coleman, Cranie, Hadergjonaj, Sabiri.
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will be fit for this weekend’s trip to Huddersfield after an injury scare.
The 19-year-old limped off in the Champions League win at Benfica on Wednesday with a knee issue, but Jose Mourinho has confirmed the forward will be available on Saturday.
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will be fit for this weekend’s trip to Huddersfield
United midfielders Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba all remain out through injury, as does Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo. Eric Bailly is also sidelined, while Phil Jones is pushing for a return.
Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Rojo, Young, Matic, Herrera, McTominay, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial.
HUDDERSFIELD V MAN UNITED
Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm
Odds (subject to change):
Manchester United: 4/11
David Wagner (Huddersfield)
Jose Mourinho (Manchester United)
Head-to-head league record:
Huddersfield wins: 0
Manchester United wins: 0
Recent league form (latest result first):
Manchester United: DWWWD
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Key match stats (supplied by Opta)
This will be the first meeting between these sides since the top-flight campaign of 1971-72, with Manchester United winning both games that season.
Indeed, the Red Devils are unbeaten in their last 10 league games against Huddersfield (W7 D3 L0), since a 2-3 away defeat in March 1952.
Before 2017-18, two of the last five clubs in their debut Premier League season have beaten Manchester United at home – Burnley in 2009-10 and Bournemouth in 2015-16.
Since losing 4-0 to Chelsea on MD9 last season, Manchester United have conceded fewer goals (19) and kept more clean sheets (21) in the Premier League than any side to have played in both seasons.
The Red Devils have kept seven clean sheets in their first eight Premier League games
The Red Devils have kept seven clean sheets in their first eight Premier League games this season – no side in top-flight history has ever kept eight clean sheets in their first nine games of a season. The only other side to keep seven in their first eight were Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side in 2004-05.
Huddersfield have failed to score in four consecutive games in all competitions for the first time since August 2004 – they last went five matches without scoring back in October 2002.
Since Jose Mourinho took charge of Man Utd, the Red Devils have been outrun in 40 of their 46 Premier League matches, more than any other team. However, only Chelsea (106), Spurs (103) and Man City (100) have actually won more points than Man Utd in this period (89 – level with Liverpool).
Jose Mourinho has lost only two of his 39 previous Premier League games against newly-promoted sides (W33 D4); both with Chelsea against Crystal Palace in 2013-14, and Bournemouth in 2015-16.
Romelu Lukaku has failed to score in 17 of his last 24 Premier League games against newly-promoted teams.
Lukaku has scored a Premier League goal versus the “big six” on average every 289 minutes, compared to one every 136 minutes against the rest of the Premier League.