I expect us to play Hamza alongside Ndidi to nullify the threat of any quick counter attacks which I see as United's most likely way of getting something out of the match.
My big issue is it'll mean we can't play Tielmans and Maddison centrally, and I think they are most effective with wingers flanking them.
If we play like this I cant see us creating as many chances as I'd like. I think we're most effective right now with Barnes and Albrighton out wide and just the one DMC. Understand why we might play 2 against the supposed top 6 (especially away) but I cant see us having a better chance than this of taking the game to United at Old Trafford.
This isn't like Hull were at start to 2016/17 season, or other injury ridden teams we've played against and ended up losing too, we know to take United seriously, and yet the momentum we're slowly building up shouldn't be stifled by over cautious Puel like tactics.
I want us getting an early goal and forcing United to play a different style to the one they'd like to play.
I want us going for the win because it'll give us the boost to take to the next match against Tottenham too.
Win this game, with confidence running high and 3 wins and 2 draws under our belt in the first 5 games ... it'll be a start like we've had once before ... back in September 2015.