Key man fit As Solskjaer makes 10 changes | Expected Man Utd line-up vs Tottenham
Manchester United take on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. Here is the line-up I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will go with:
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will look to continue his impressive start as caretaker boss when Manchester United take on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. Here is the line-up I think he’ll go with:
Goalkeeper: Sergio Romero started against Reading in the FA Cup last time out but I don’t think there is any debate that David De Gea will be recalled against Tottenham on Sunday.
Defence: Solskjaer is set to make plenty of changes to his defence after some key men were rested for the win over Reading last weekend. Luke Shaw should come back in at left-back with Ashley Young making way while Antonio Valencia could replace youngster Diogo Dalot at right-back.
Eric Bailly will serve the final game of his three-match ban while Marcos Rojo has gone back to Argentina as he continues to recover from injury. Phil Jones is expected to keep his place in the middle of defence but Victor Lindelof should be recalled against Spurs with Matteo Darmian making way.
Midfield: Man Utd have been handed a major boost as Paul Pogba has trained all week during the clubs warm-weather training camp in Dubai and is in contention to face Tottenham. The Frenchman suffered a knee injury against Newcastle at the start of the month but has made a swift recovery and should start on Sunday.
Nemanja Matic is also set for a recall after being rested for the win over Reading last weekend while Ander Herrera should also come back in with Fred, Andreas Pereria and Scott McTominay making way.
Attack: Romelu Lukaku will be hoping to keep his place up front after netting in each of his last three games but Solskjaer has made Marcus Rashford his number one striker so I expect the youngster to come back in to the side against Tottenham with Lukaku dropping to the bench.
Anthony Martial is pushing for a recall after being named on the bench for Man Utd’s FA Cup win last week and I expect him to come in after impressing since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as manager last month.
Jesse Lingard is also in-line for a recall after being rested last weekend so Juan Mata is set to drop out while Alexis Sanchez should also make way after making his return to the starting eleven last time out.
Here is how we think United will line-up:
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