3 Key Battles That Could Decide Huddersfield Town's Fate Against Manchester United

Hosting one of the league's strongest and unbeaten sides will certainly prove no easy feat for Huddersfield this weekend as they welcome Manchester United to the Kirklees stadium.


With an unbelievably strong performance required of David Wagner's men, it may boil down to a few key battles between individuals that could make or break the Terriers' chances against Jose Mourinho's marauding United side. 


Here are three key battles that could prove to be the difference in this Premier League showdown.

3. Aaron Mooy vs Ander Herrera

This particular battle will certainly prove crucial if the Australian is to provide any kind of attacking presence for his teammates and carve out good service to Belgium forward Laurent Depoitre.


Ander Herrera is known for his work-rate and ability to shut down opposition players, and if  Mooy is to find any success Huddersfield will need to generate a quick counter-attacking style of play against the Red Devils.


Quick and incisive movement of the ball from all of Huddersfield's midfield members will prove crucial to establishing any kind of presence in the game.

2. Antonio Valencia vs Rajiv van La Parra

With the Terriers looking to add a counter threat and pace to their attacks, these wide men will need to put in a shift for the defensive end of their game.


It is of vital importance that Tom Ince, Elias Kachunga or Van La Parra all put in the work when they find themselves out wide.


The shift that the wide men put in for Wagner's side will assist in starving the United attack of service and extra options to stretch the home side's defence.

1. Henrikh Mkhitaryan vs Christopher Schindler

Schindler has put in some great displays at the back for his side so far this season, but one of his greatest tests of character will against Mkhitaryan.


Having registered five assists for teammates this term, as well as grabbing a goal for himself, the Armenian is one of the best creative talents in the league and certainly one of the most potent threats for United.


Schindler will need to keep a close eye on the playmaker, with the United side prone to shifting the supporting three about to confuse the opposition, it will prove even more difficult.


With the likes of Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata and Anthony Martial in support of Mkhitaryan as well it could prove a long day for the Terriers back line if the key playmaker is not shackled.