The confirmed Man Utd XI for the FA Cup game vs Liverpool is now in, with the Red Devils looking to progress into the fifth round here.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side sit top of the Premier League table, though today, attentions turn to the oldest competition in English football.
Let’s not beat around the bush, everyone would prefer to win the Premier League, though a good cup run is always nice. For the Old Trafford club, it’s about getting over that semi-final hurdle though way before then, we have to get one over on our local rivals here.
I guess we always expected changes to be made for this one and the team news is now in. Solskjaer has made five switches in fact, most notably, there is no Bruno Fernandes in the starting line-up.
At the end of the day, Solskjaer also has a responsibility to keep his players fit and our Portuguese Magnifico needed to sit out at some point. It’s just unfortunate that today is that day… Anyway, let’s get right into it.
Confirmed Man Utd XI vs Liverpool:
What a moment for Dean Henderson, who gets his first taste of the biggest rival within Premier League football. This is a massive opportunity for himself to go head-to-head with the best forwards in the business.
At right-back, Aaron Wan-Bissaka was always going to start. Purely because he’s the only option in that area of the field right now. Luke Shaw does keep his place ahead of Alex Telles. Harry Maguire is starting this one, alongside Victor Lindelof. This partnership did an excellent job last weekend against Liverpool so it made sense to continue with these two.
Scott McTominay is starting for his mobility, while Paul Pogba will also be involved from the off. The big surprise? Donny van de Beek is starting. I repeat, Donny van de Beek is starting!
The front three is exciting. Edinson Cavani leads the line here, with Mason Greenwood playing off the right-hand side and Marcus Rashford included from the left-wing.
Fernandes is on the bench if needs be, while he’s joined by Anthony Martial, Fred and Alex Telles. There is no Eric Bailly in the squad. Hopefully, he’s resting rather than injured…