Sport £54m-rated beast axed in four major Solskjaer changes: Predicted Man Utd XI vs Granada – opinion
Pogba and £210k-p/w beast axed in 7 Solskjaer changes: Predicted MUFC XI vs Granada – opinion
Manchester United take on Granada on Thursday evening looking to book their tickets to the UEFA Europa League semi-finals. The Red Devils are in an enviable position having won 2-0 in Spain last time out thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, whilst they also come into the second-leg off the back of […]The Red Devils are in an enviable position having won 2-0 in Spain last time out thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, whilst they also come into the second-leg off the back of a 3-1 victory against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
Manchester United face Granada on Thursday evening aiming to gain an advantage in the first-leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final meeting.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men travel to Spain having returned from international action with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League at the weekend.
Could the Norwegian be tempted to make many changes for the clash against the Spaniards?
There could potentially be sweeping alterations throughout the starting XI with potentially as many as four changes expected.
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The first of those should occur in goal where Dean Henderson has become the club’s No.1 choice. This game then might be the perfect opportunity to reintroduce David de Gea who.
Elsewhere, there should also be a slight alteration in defence. Alex Telles has been preferred to Luke Shaw in Europe so will likely be handed another start on Thursday evening. He will line up in defence alongside Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
There should also be another slight alteration in midfield from Solskjaer. Paul Pogbaso having started against the Seagulls, it could be too much of a risk to play the Frenchman again. Scott McTominay could return in the midfielder’s place.
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Paul Pogba was awarded a yellow card in the first-half of Manchester United's Europa League clash on Thursday night and was removed from the game to avoid the risk of a potential suspension. Pogba said it was an 'unfortunate' situation - having been given the captains armband for the game - but felt it was the right decision as the Granada players were 'trying to get him out'.
The final Red Devils’ change should occur in attack where the team are enduring a slight crisis. Anthony Martial isaccording to Solskjaer, whilst there are also question marks over Marcus Rashford’s .
The latter should be replaced by Daniel James, who will be supported by Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani.
Mason Greenwood meanwhile will remain after netting in the win against Brighton.
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