United resume their Premier League campaign when Leicester City come to Old Trafford for a rare 3 pm kick-off at Old Trafford on Saturday. But with the Red Devils lacking in front of goal and leaking goals at the back could we see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about to ring the changes at the Theatre of Dreams? Which players could be handed their chance?
We have long been avid supporters of Greenwood and his rise through the ranks has caught the imagination of every United fan. The 17-year-old was reportedly going to start at St Mary’s last time out but didn’t make the starting line up in the end. He once again came off the bench however and played well. He stung the fingertips of Alex McCarthy as United chased the winner and he immediately brings a directness to the side that we are crying out for. With Anthony Martial likely to miss out, Ole could bring in Greenwood to operate on the right-hand side, with Marcus Rashford and Daniel James deploying their roles through the middle and left respectively.
The Brazilian hasn’t had the best of starts to his career at Old Trafford but Solskjaer was keen to keep the midfielder over the summer. With Paul Pogba reportedly set to miss out on the game at Old Trafford, Fred could be handed a first start of the season. There have been glimpses of the qualities that he can bring to the team, but he will need to begin to showcase these regularly, starting at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The young Englishman has enjoyed two excellent seasons with Aston Villa on loan, but this could be the campaign when he truly arrives on the scene for United. The form of Victor Lindelof has been a concern over recent weeks and with Diogo Dalot, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw all out through injury, he could be handed a first start of the season. Lindelof and Tuanzebe can both operate at right-back, which would likely be the position where the Englishman is played in this game under Ole. The trust that the Norwegian has placed in him by loaning out Chris Smalling is enormous and he will have to seize his opportunity when it comes along. He certainly has the qualities to thrive in this young United side.
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