Man Utd team news: Expected XI for Leicester showdown – Solskjaer to make four changes

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could make four changes for his side’s FA Cup showdown with Leicester on Sunday. The Red Devils will go into that game on a high after beating AC Milan 1-0 on Thursday night. So Express Sport will bring you the latest team news ahead of that fixture.

Goalkeeper: De Gea

United have seen Dean Henderson flourish between the sticks of late.

But with Solskjaer having to keep his two goalkeepers happy, David De Gea could get the nod instead.

The Spain international is available again having recently returned from his homeland following the birth of his child.

United could very well call on Henderson again.

Yet he may now be Solskjaer’s No 1, meaning De Gea will have to contend with appearances in the cup competitions instead of the top flight.

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Defence: Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw

United’s two full-backs pick themselves these days.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is undroppable at right-back, with Solskjaer having precious little in reserve to call upon.

And it’s a similar story with Luke Shaw, who has bounced back from years of issues to finally achieve consistency.

Harry Maguire is set to be selected.

And, after being rested for the victory over Milan, Eric Bailly will potentially come in for Victor Lindelof at centre-back.


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Midfield: McTominay, Fred, Fernandes

United have a midfield dilemma on their hands.

While they’ve got Donny van de Beek and Nemanja Matic as options, Fred and Scott McTominay are simply too crucial to leave out.

The pair have both become vital figures under Solskjaer and, as a result, should start the match against Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

Ahead of them will be Bruno Fernandes.

The Portugal international appears jaded at Old Trafford but, like many figures within Solskjaer’s squad, can’t be dropped at present.

Forwards: Greenwood, Martial, Pogba

Solskjaer has hinted he won’t be rushing Paul Pogba into action.

The France international scored the winner against Milan after making his first appearance in nearly two months.

But we think that Pogba, in the wake of his splendid display at the San Siro, will be picked on the left wing.

On the right is likely to be Mason Greenwood, especially with Marcus Rashford injured.

And Anthony Martial may be unleashed down the middle, with Solskjaer implying he’s now fit again.

Solskjaer speaks out

Speaking ahead of the match against Leicester, Solskjaer has admitted he’s eager to win a trophy.

“I spoke earlier about trophies and it can hide sometimes what you’re doing in the background but for me, I feel we’re improving all the time and getting closer,” he said.

“To win a trophy could be a boost for everyone, yes, it would be… We’ve had this before, when we won the Carling Cup in 2006 with Nemanja [Vidic] and Patrice [Evra] and it was the first of many [trophies].

“We feel, or we hope, a trophy can be a catalyst of more to come.”

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