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Manchester United: Predicted Red Devils XI to play Granada on Thursday

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.

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 has not made an appearance since late February.

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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 Pogba is only just returning from injury so having started against the Seagulls, it could be too much of a risk to play the Frenchman again. Scott McTominay could return in the £54m-rated midfielder’s place.

The final Red Devils’ change should occur in attack where the team are enduring a slight crisis. Anthony Martial is potentially out for the rest of the season according to Solskjaer, whilst there are also question marks over Marcus Rashford’s availability to start.

The latter should be replaced by Daniel James, who will be supported by Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani.

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