Double boost as Solskjaer makes 3 changes | Expected Man Utd line-up vs Fulham
Manchester United will look to climb in to the top four with a win over Fulham on Saturday lunchtime. Here is the line-up I think Solskjaer will go with:
Manchester United will look to climb in to the top four with a win over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday lunchtime. Here is the line-up I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will go with:
Goalkeeper: David De Gea kept another clean sheet during United’s 1-0 win at Leicester City last time out and the Spaniard will be keen to secure a shut-out again this weekend.
Defence: Man Utd have been handed a boost as Chris Smalling is back in contention after returning to full training. The defender hasn’t featured under Solskjaer after suffering a foot injury back in December but he could be named in the squad on Saturday.
However, Smalling is facing some stiff competition at centre-back as Victor Lindelof has established himself as a key part of Solskjaer’s starting eleven while Phil Jones and Eric Bailly are also vying for starting spots. Bailly started at Leicester but Jones may come in this weekend.
Marcos Rojo is also back in full training after recovering from injury but I don’t think he’ll be named in the squad on Saturday. Diogo Dalot is pushing for a recall at right-back so Ashley Young may drop out while Luke Shaw is expected to retain his place at left-back once again on Saturday.
Midfield: Nemanja Matic has become a key figure for Man Utd in recent weeks so the Serbian international is set to start once again in the holding role against Fulham.
Fred is pushing for a recall but I think Solskjaer will stick with Ander Herrera alongside the ever-impressive Paul Pogba in the middle of the park.
Attack: Anthony Martial made his return from a minor knock last week so he’s pushing for a recall to the starting eleven and I think the French international could replace Alexis Sanchez in attack this weekend.
Marcus Rashford scored another fine goal at Leicester last time out so I expect him to keep his place up front meaning Romelu Lukaku may have to make do with a place among the substitutes.
Jesse Lingard has shone under Solskjaer in recent weeks so the England ace is favourite to keep his place in the Man Utd attack with Juan Mata restricted to a bench role once again.
Here is how we think United will line-up:
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