Key man returns as Solskjaer makes 4 changes | Expected Man Utd line-up vs Chelsea

By on April 26, 2019

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Manchester United take on Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. Here is the line-up I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will go with…

Goalkeeper: David De Gea will have been disappointed with his part in both Man City goals on Wednesday night and he hasn’t been at his best this season. However, Solskjaer laughed off suggestions he could drop his number one so De Gea will retain the gloves on Sunday.

Defence: Man Utd went with a back five against Man City but it didn’t work so they’re expected to revert to a flat back four against Chelsea this weekend. Chris Smalling should keep his place alongside Victor Lindelof with Eric Bailly and Phil Jones ruled out.

Ashley Young is likely to keep his place at right-back ahead of Diogo Dalot while Luke Shaw should once again occupy the left-back position so Matteo Darmian will be the man to make way after making a rare appearance in midweek.

Midfield: Manchester United will hand a late fitness test to Ander Herrera as the 29-year-old looks to return from a hamstring injury that’s kept him out for the last month.

The Spaniard has trained over the past two days so United will give him every opportunity to prove his fitness as they’ve missed him over the past six games.

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Nemanja Matic is pushing for a recall against his former side after being benched versus Man City so Fred and Andreas Pereira could make way on Sunday with Paul Pogba expected to keep his place in the middle of the park.

Scott McTominay was ruled out of the Manchester derby on Wednesday night with a minor knock so he’ll face a late fitness test to see if he’s able to return to the squad against Chelsea this weekend.

Attack: Solskajer is expected to freshen things up in attack as they’ve been woeful going forward in the defeats to Everton and Man City lately. Romelu Lukaku is an obvious choice to come back into the side and he’ll be keen to impress against his old club if he does start.

United could go with two up front with Marcus Rashford alongside Lukaku but Solskjaer may decide to start with the England international in a wider role to offer more protection to the full-backs as Chelsea are strong on the wings.

Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata are all pushing for recalls but Martial is the most likely to come in to the starting eleven on Sunday with Jesse Lingard expected to make way.

Here is how we think United will line-up:

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