Manchester United face West Ham away in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping for an immediate response from his side after United lost 2-1 to BSC Young Boys in the Champions League midweek and unlike West Ham who played on Thursday they enjoyed four days off to prepare for this. shock.
As West Ham won 2-0 in the Europa League, they will be without star man Michail Antonio due to a suspension against United.
United received a double injury boost earlier this week, with Scott McTominay and Alex Telles both showing up for full training at Carrington after recovering from their respective injuries – however, it is highly unlikely that they will are part of the team for this trip to West Ham.
So which players will make Solskjaer’s starting XI? Here’s how our MEN editors think United should line up.
Manchester United have enjoyed a sensational transfer window, securing the signings of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and … oh, yes, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Now, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be under pressure to deliver silverware with his star front line. We cover all aspects of the club at MEN and with our dedicated United newsletter, you’ll never miss a title. It’s free and there is no spam.
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In all likelihood, United’s squad will be the same as last week’s against Newcastle. If so, Aaron Wan-Bissaka would still play by default.
Diogo Dalot is assured of two successive starts in the League Cup and Champions League midweek, but Wan-Bissaka is unlikely to be sure to line up for the next three league games before the internationals in October. The acid test for Dalot would be at the start of the championship.
Raphael Varane, Nemanja Matic and Mason Greenwood should be recalled. Jadon Sancho was temperamental again in Bern before his withdrawal, but Jesse Lingard had no chance to put pressure on him as he started off the bench.
United’s defense is pretty much choosing itself at the moment. There could be a slight pressure on Wan-Bissaka, but he started the season long before Dalot and would need a few more mistakes before being retired.
The midfield is a difficult area to control. United have been vulnerable to blocking in the Premier League this season. Van de Beek did well for 45 minutes in Switzerland and I would give him another chance alongside Fred.
That would mean Pogba would return to the left and Sancho, who had a slow start to his United career, would retire. Greenwood can start on the right and Ronaldo in the middle.
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The midweek loss to Young Boys may have come as a shock, but United don’t need to overreact as they look to regroup and start again this weekend.
United’s defense is self-explanatory, with Wan-Bissaka still a much safer option than Dalot at the back despite calls for a change. In midfield, Matic makes sense as an anchor option while Pogba is unbeatable in his current form and could make sense in a two.
A surprise selection would be Lingard on the left against his former team. Solskjaer is a huge fan of the England international and a start this weekend would be a huge show of faith after his horror show on Tuesday.
Greenwood is the club’s best right winger and Ronaldo easily the best forward. Sacho’s form isn’t as alarming as some would have you believe, but he doesn’t deserve to start.
Anything but three points here would be a huge disappointment after United’s Champions League loss in midweek.
Although Wan-Bissaka was sent off in Switzerland, it would be unwise for Solskjaer to offer Dalot a right-back opportunity in this game given the circumstances and therefore the four full-backs may remain unchanged from the 4-1 victory. United against Newcastle.
De Gea can start again between the sticks as Fred is likely to return to midfield alongside Pogba in the double pivot.
Sancho’s United career has yet to kick off, but the 21-year-old has the perfect chance to announce his arrival here after a series of calm performances and Greenwood can start on the left flank, with Fernandes in the middle and Ronaldo on your mind. line.