Confirmed: United XI for final day

Sunday 23 May 2021 15:00

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a number of changes for Manchester United's final Premier League game of the 2020/21 season away to Wolves, with the Reds, of course, having one eye on Wednesday's Europa League final.

Dean Henderson returns in goal, while the back four is made up of Brandon Williams, Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe and Alex Telles.

Nemanja Matic captains the side and he'll be joined in midfield by Donny van de Beek.

Ahead of them, Ole has named Amad, Juan Mata, Anthony Elanga and Daniel James in the more attacking positions.

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A number of first-team players have been afforded a rest ahead of the clash with Villarreal in midweek in Gdansk although Ole can call upon the likes of Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof, Scott McTominay, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Mason Greenwood on the bench at Molineux.

Youngsters Will Fish, Hannibal and Shola Shoretire are also named among the substitutes.

Speaking about his team selection, Ole told BT Sport: "Of course, we've got Wednesday in mind. I thought that it's quite pointed that we see La Liga move all the games to a day before so Villarreal can play a full-strength team just to prepare for the final.

"I think we could look after ourselves more as well and get some help, so I had to make these changes."

Ole was also asked about what he hopes to see from Amad and Elanga today, saying: "It's the first time away from home with fans, they have to deal with that. I thought both of them did really well against Leicester, showed courage and confidence to take the ball. It'll be good to see them again."

The boss also gave a further update on Harry Maguire's fitness ahead of the final, adding: "He's still walking very gingerly. He's travelling, of course, and I'll give him until Wednesday afternoon probably to decide on that. I don't hold my hopes too high."



Wolves: Rui Patricio, Boly, Coady (c), Saiss, Nelson Semedo, Dendoncker, Joao Moutinho, Ait Nouri, Neves, Traore, Silva.

Subs: Ruddy, Hoever, Marcal, Willian Jose, Gibbs-White, Vitinha, Kilman, Sondergaard.

United: Henderson, Williams, Bailly, Tuanzebe, Telles, Matic (c), van de Beek, Amad, Mata, Elanga, James.

Subs: Grant, Fish, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka, Hannibal, McTominay, Shoretire, Greenwood, Rashford.