Manchester United’s forgettable 2018/19 campaign draws to a close this weekend, as the Red Devils host Cardiff City at Old Trafford.
Both sides have nothing left to play for but pride, and in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s case, he’ll be looking to see something from his players that he can potentially build upon going forward.
For United fans there’s an eagerness to see the Baby Faced Assassin put some faith in youth, while getting back to the old values that this club is built upon.
Personally, I think we’ll see one or two youngsters thrown into the mix, but overall, the team will have a familiar look. Anyway, let’s delve right into the starting line-up.
David de Gea will finish the season in goal and to be brutally honest, I wouldn’t be shocked if this is his Theatre of Dreams farewell appearance due to a winding down contract.
Defensively, Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year Luke Shaw will play at left-back, with Diogo Dalot starting opposite. Victor Lindelof has been one of very few positives this season but he wasn’t with the squad. Phil Jones will start in his absence with Chris Smalling completing the back four.
Scott McTominay will start at the base of the midfield with Fred getting the nod ahead of Ander Herrera. Paul Pogba also starts.
Mason Greenwood is the name we’ve all been crying out to see and his time is finally here. With the youngster starting on the left, it only seems fitting to complete the front line with two other academy products; Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.