Manchester United have been boosted by the return of several major names ahead of the Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford.
Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay are all available after missing the game against Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday, whilst David de Gea has been cleared to play following reports that he may be forced to miss the match as a result of a knee injury he sustained against the Saints.
After a shaky start to the season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side seem to have shaken off the rust, with three wins from their past four games in all competitions.
Here, Football FanCast have had a gander at how Solskjaer could set his side up for tonight’s contest, which sees him make four changes to the team that beat the Saints.
Working on the assumption that tonight’s game may come too soon for De Gea, Solskjaer could give Dean Henderson a chance to redeem himself after the embarrassing 2-1 defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League last month.
Axel Tuanzebe stole the show as the Red Devils dug deep to stage a remarkable 2-1 win in the French capital last time out, but other than that, it’s hard to imagine many changes to the back four, with the trusted trio of Alex Telles, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and club captain Harry Maguire likely to start.
Solskjaer will be hoping for the same outcome once again, with the Norwegian confirming “everyone’s held their hand up and is available for selection.”
Pogba is back in contention to start but will most likely have to settle for a place on the bench with Solskjaer preferring Scott McTominay in his place, which means the Scotland international will resume his partnership with Fred in the middle of the pitch.
Moving slightly further afield, Juan Mata was an unused substitute at St Mary’s but could return to the starting XI at the expense of the out-of-sorts Mason Greenwood on the right-wing. He was replaced by Edinson Cavani in the second half as the Uruguayan striker came off the bench to secure a stunning victory at Southampton.
With Anthony Martial still seeking his best form, Cavani will most likely lead the line, with Bruno Fernandes slotting in behind the former PSG striker.
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