Man Utd vs Middlesbrough: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview


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Manchester United will be confident of making it five games without defeat when they face Championship side Middlesbrough in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday.

Ralf Rangnick’s side are heavy favourites as hosts against the play-off hopefuls, but the visitors are in good form, having won eight of their last 10 matches.

Ahead of the game, GOAL brings you everything you need to know, including how to watch, team news, odds and more.

Man Utd vs Middlesbrough TV channel, live stream & how to watch

ITV is showing Manchester United vs Middlesbrough live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK) and the game can also be streamed live online using ITV Hub.

Man Utd team news & squad

United will be without a few players because of their international obligations.

Mason Greenwood is not involved after being suspended by United following his arrest on suspicion of rape, assault and threats to kill.

Eric Bailly is back from Africa Cup of Nations duty, but he has an ankle problem while Jesse Lingard and Edinson Cavani have been granted time off.

Fred and Alex Telles may have returned from Brazil duty too late to feature, but Aaron Wan-Bissaka could return to the team after missing their last three matches due to illness.

Predicted Man Utd starting XI: De Gea, Dalot, Maguire, Jones, Shaw, Fernandes, Pogba, McTominay, Sancho, Ronaldo, Rashford.

Middlesbrough team news & squad

Marcus Brown and Marc Bola are out injured, while James Lea Siliki is still competing at the Africa Cup of Nations with Cameroon.

Predicted Middlesbrough starting XI: Lumley, McNair, Dijksteel, Fry, Jones, McGree, Crooks, Tavernier, Taylor, Sporar, Balogun.

Betting odds & tips

Manchester United are favourites to beat Middlesbrough at 1/3 (1.33) with bet365. At 8/1 (9.00) to win, Middlesbrough are considered serious underdogs.

Cristiano Ronaldo is 12/5 (3.4) to be first goalscorer, while Edinson Cavani is rated 15/4 (4.75).

At 21/20 (2.05), backing United to win with a -1 handicap is an alluring bet considering they are big favourites and in good form.

Recent results & form

Both of these teams are in strong form heading into this clash. United have suffered just one defeat in their last 13 games, while Middlesbrough have been racking up victories in the Championship.

United beat fellow Premier League outfit Aston Villa in the previous round, while their opponents overcame League Two side Mansfield to make it this far.

The FA Cup offers Ralf Rangnick’s team their most realistic chance at silverware this season, so they will be geared up to ensure they stay alive in the competition.

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+. begambleaware.org



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