Manchester United will look to secure five successive Premier League victories for the first time since April 2015 when they face Middlesbrough on New Year’s Eve.
Jose Mourinho’s men were struggling to see games out earlier on in the campaign, but a 1-0 victory over Tottenham on December 11 finally got them back on track.
And since then United have beaten Crystal Palace, West Brom, and Sunderland to move within four points of the top four, and three points off of fifth place Spurs.
Their 3-1 victory at Old Trafford over their former manager David Moyes was their ninth success of the campaign, and it means that they’ll go into Saturday’s clash with Middlesbrough confident of recording another three points.
However, they’ll find it tough against Aitor Karanka’s side, who have conceded just 20 goals so far this season – the least in the bottom half of the Premier League.
They also took a point off of Manchester City on their last visit to the city, and they’ll hope to bounce back after a frustrating 1-0 defeat at Burnley on Boxing Day.
In what is sure to be an interesting match-up at Old Trafford, Mourinho may look to shuffle his pack, especially given that they play West Ham on Monday at the London Stadium.
Thus, here are THREE players who deserve a chance against Boro on New Year’s Eve…