United Predictions: Casemiro and Rashford out in front

Saturday 22 October 2022 09:41

The early indications of our United Predictions game, for Manchester United's away match against Chelsea, are that our supporters are backing Marcus Rashford and Casemiro to be the key difference-makers for the Reds.

United travel to Stamford Bridge later, looking to follow up Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Spurs with another victory, on the road this time.

Kick-off against the Blues is set for 17:30 BST, and following Graham Potter’s unbeaten start at the London club, Erik ten Hag will no doubt be expecting a competitive affair.

Ahead of what is sure to be a tough test for the Reds, you can play our predictions game now in the United App and have a guess at Erik’s starting line-up, the Reds' potential first goalscorer and Man of the Match for a chance to win prizes.


At the time of writing, Casemiro leads the way for the player who our fans believe will be named our Man of the Match this evening.

The Brazilian put in another impressive performance on Wednesday against Spurs, alongside compatriot – and goalscorer – Fred.

With every passing match, Casemiro is starting to highlight exactly why Ten Hag brought him to United, exuding confidence and leadership while being defensively stern and showing his quality on the ball too.

Labelled as a midfield enforcer, our no.18 is slowly becoming a fan favourite at Old Trafford, and no doubt be looking to continue to make an impact when he faces Chelsea on Saturday.

Casemiro is the overwhelming favourite for our Man-of-the-Match award, with 28 per cent of our fans backing him to be the best Red on the field on Saturday, while Wednesday’s Man of the Match, Bruno Fernandes, is in second with 18 per cent.

Here are the current top three in this category:

28% = Casemiro
18% = Bruno Fernandes
16% = Marcus Rashford

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When it comes to predicting the first scorer, one player stands out as a clear favourite among United supporters: Marcus Rashford.

The forward's pace and willingness to run in behind caused Spurs all sorts of problems, and he could have got onto the scoresheet had it not been for an inspired Hugo Lloris performance.

Despite not scoring in midweek, a whopping 46 per cent of our supports are backing him to find the net on Saturday.

One other Red has gained double figures for the percentage of fans who think they will score first, as Antony has gained 29 per cent of the vote too. Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes both have six per cent each.

46% = Marcus Rashford
29% = Antony
6% = Jadon Sancho
6% = Bruno Fernandes

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Following our midweek triumph, our fans are unsurprisingly optimistic ahead of today's outing.

The most popular scoreline is a 2-1 win to the Reds, with 38 per cent of the vote, while 74 per cent of supporters are backing United to score more than once against the Blues. Here are the top-four results that have been most frequently opted for thus far...

38% = Chelsea 1 United 2
14% = Chelsea 0 United 2
14% = Chelsea 1 United 3
9% = Chelsea 0 United 1

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A signed shirt is won by a fan after every fixture, while our monthly winners receive the same plus a United Direct voucher worth £50.

Play United Predictions now in the app for your chance to win these prizes. Please note, line-ups must be predicted by 90 minutes to kick-off.

All of the above data was accurate at 14:00 BST on Friday.