Solskjaer faces injury crisis with 10 men out | Expected Man Utd line-up vs Palace
Manchester United take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night. Here is the line-up I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will go with:
Manchester United are set to be without up to 10 players for their Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night. Here is the line-up I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will go with:
Goalkeeper: David De Gea is certain to continue between the sticks tomorrow night as he’s one of the first names on the United team sheet.
Defence: Man Utd have been solid at the back in the last two games having not conceded a goal against Chelsea or Liverpool so I don’t think Solskjaer will be in a rush to make too many changes n defence at Palace.
Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are expected to continue in the full-back positions while Victor Lindelof is almost certain to continue in the middle of the back four having found some superb form under Solsjkaer in recent months.
Phil Jones is struggling to be fit after missing the last two games while Eric Bailly is pushing for a recall but I think we’ll see Chris Smalling keep his place alongside Lindelof. Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia remain unavailable for selection.
Midfield: Solskjaer has major problems in midfield as Nemanja Matic has been ruled out for at least two weeks with a muscle injury that he sustained in training last week while Ander Herrera limped out of the 0-0 draw with Liverpool after picking up a hamstring injury.
With issues in attack too, Solskjaer may decide to switch formation to play a diamond with Scott McTominay playing alongside Andreas Pereira and Fred – who’s set for a recall having been frozen out of the side in recent weeks.
Attack: Man Utd have major problems in attack as Anthony Martial has been ruled out once again having failed to recover from a groin injury that’s kept him out of the last two games while Juan Mata suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday afternoon.
Jesse Lingard was rushed back to be a substitute against Liverpool and was called from the bench midway through the first half, however, he aggravated his hamstring injury within 15 minutes and has been ruled out of the game tomorrow.
Marcus Rashford also suffered an ankle injury at the weekend but had to soldier on as Solskjaer had made all three of his substitutions and the forward is now a major doubt to take on Palace on Wednesday night.
Youngster Mason Greenwood has also been ruled out so Solskjaer is down to the bare bones in attack. It means Paul Pogba could be deployed in a more advanced role with Alexis Sanchez joining Romelu Lukaku up front.
Teenage trio James Garner, Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes have been drafted in to the squad but I think they’ll all be named on the bench.
Here is how we think United will line-up:
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