Pochettino’s likely Man Utd line up and 4 changes he’d make to Solskjaer’s XI

Manchester United chiefs are reportedly growing in confidence over Mauricio Pochettino's appointment at Old Trafford following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the weekend.

After a recent run of poor performances, United finally wielded the axe on their Norwegian manager with the club having slid to eighth in the Premier League table.

A 4-1 defeat to newly-promoted Watford was the final straw for Solskjaer with Pochettino lined up to replace him in the hot seat.

The current PSG boss is tipped with making a sensational return to the Premier League and is set to quit the Parisian's star-studded squad.

Pochettino was heavily linked with a move to Manchester during his time at Tottenham but the United board opted to stick with Solskjaer on a permanent basis after a successful spell in charge as interim manager.

This time though, the Argentinian is their number one choice and talks are already underway about paying his £10m compensation fee.

Daily Star Sport investigates how Man Utd could line up under Pochettino and four changes he would make to their starting XI…

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Utilising his preferred formation, Pochettino could shore up United's leaky backline with a change of goalkeeper.

The Red Devils have kept just two clean sheets in their last 17 matches with David De Gea receiving heavy criticism for conceding plenty of weak efforts and near post finishes.

With his contract expiring next summer, Pochettino may look to embed Dean Henderson in between the sticks.

The 24-year-old is seen as De Gea's long-term replacement and the time might be right for a changing of the guard.

Cast out under Solskjaer, Donny van de Beek and Jadon Sancho should be relishing the thought of Pochettino's arrival at Old Trafford.

The duo have started just nine matches between them this season but could be key players under the Argentine.

Pochettino is a known advocate of narrow wingers, a position where Sancho excelled during his time at Dortmund.

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Van de Beek could also occupy one of the two deep-lying midfield positions in the Argentine's 4-2-3-1 – not too dissimilar to how Moussa Dembele operated at Spurs.

Elsewhere, Marcus Rashford becomes one of the first names on the teamsheet under Pochettino due to his system of narrow widemen.

Having battled back from his shoulder injury, the England striker has scored three goals in seven appearances since his return and can take inspiration from Son Heung-min's immense form under the Argentine at Tottenham.

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): Dean Henderson; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Donny van de Beek, Fred; Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Cristiano Ronaldo.

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