Star ruled out as Solskjaer makes 7 changes | Expected Man Utd line-up vs Partizan
Manchester United welcome Partizan Belgrade to Old Trafford in the Europa League on Thursday. Here is the team we think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will select
Manchester United welcome Partizan Belgrade to Old Trafford in the Europa League on Thursday night. Here is the team we think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: David De Gea is expected to be rested tomorrow night so Sergio Romero should return between the sticks.
Defence: Man Utd will be without Victor Lindelof for the game after the Swedish international picked up a back injury during the defeat to Bournemouth at the weekend. Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe also remain on the sidelines.
Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones are both options for Solskjaer while Harry Maguire is expected to keep his place in the middle of the back four. Aaron Wan-Bissaka should continue on the right side of defence while Brandon Williams may get another chance to impress at left-back in place of Ashley Young.
Luke Shaw was in light training on Wednesday morning but worked away from the main squad so he won’t be involved tomorrow as he continues to work his way back from a hamstring injury.
Midfield: Paul Pogba is still a few weeks away from recovering from an ankle injury which has hampered him this season while Nemanja Matic is also still out with an on-going muscle injury.
Scott McTominay will continue in midfield for Man Utd and youngster James Garner is expected to be given another chance to impress with Fred making way after he started at Bournemouth on Saturday.
Juan Mata is pushing for a recall so the Spaniard could be deployed in the advanced attacking midfield role for Man Utd with Andreas Pereira given a rest.
Attack: Solskjaer is expected to freshen things up in attack against Partizan with youngster Mason Greenwood set to get a start up front and he’ll be keen to make an impression.
Anthony Martial may drop to the bench after starting against Bournemouth at the weekend while Daniel James could get a breather with Jesse Lingard given a recall to start in the Manchester United attack.
Marcus Rashford could be retained with the England attacker lining-up on the wing tomorrow night while youngster Tahith Chong is likely to be named among the substitutes.
Here is how we think United will line-up:
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