Confirmed: United's line-up to face Fulham
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made three changes to his starting line-up for this evening's Premier League match against Fulham.
The Reds are looking to bounce back after two consecutive home defeats in the league, on what is an historic evening. The match is the first with fans back in the stands since COVID-19 regulations were enforced in March 2019.
10,000 fans will hope to see a stellar performance from their favourite players in the evening sunshine in M16 in what is our last home match of the campaign.
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Ole has made three changes to the side that lost to Liverpool in our last match.
David De Gea replaces Dean Henderson between the sticks, while Axel Tuanzebe comes in for Eric Bailly in central defence. In attack, Mason Greenwood is in for Marcus Rashford, who gets a rare rest from the starting XI.
The manager explained the thinking behind his selection when speaking to MUTV ahead of kick-off.
“We want to win the game, we want to put a team out to perform well,” Ole said in his pre-match interview.
“After last week's disappointments, we need to step up, we need to build some confidence.”
Henderson has played the majority of the league games recently but against the Cottagers the Norwegian has opted for De Gea in goal with the upcoming Europa League final in mind.
“It's David's turn to play now,” the manager said.
“Of course, he's played in Europe and Dean has played most of the league games. For me, to have two keepers ready for the final is important.”
As for the visitors, Scott Parker has made four changes to his team that lost to Southampton. The defenders Joachim Andersen and Tete and wingers Josh Onomah and Ola Aina are replaced by Tim Ream, Joe Bryan, Mario Lemina and Ademola Lookman.
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United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Tuanzebe, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes (c), Pogba; Cavani.
Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Alex Telles, Williams, Mata, Matic, van de Beek, Amad, Rashford.
Fulham: Areola; Ream (c), Anguissa, Adarabioyo; Carvalho, Reed, Lemina, Bryan; De Cordova-Reid, Cavaleiro, Lookman.
Subs: Rodak, Tete, Hector, Odoi, Andersen, Loftus-Cheek, Onomah, Maja, Aina.