Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Early team news for Carabao Cup tie

Tuesday 21 September 2021 07:00

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has promised to make changes to his Manchester United line-up for West Ham United's visit to Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup third round on Wednesday night.

The boss is set to use the competition to provide game-time for valuable members of his squad as the Reds take on David Moyes's men for the second time in quick succession, following Sunday's incredible 2-1 victory at the London Stadium.

David De Gea's injury-time penalty save from Mark Noble preserved the lead, obtained after goals by Cristiano Ronaldo and Jesse Lingard overturned Said Benrahma's deflected opener.

The manager has already suggested Lingard will start the game after the England international netted in consecutive Premier League games and will be itching for another opportunity to impress against his former loan club.

De Gea may be rested, with Dean Henderson, who has still been building up his fitness in the Under-23s, and Tom Heaton in contention to play instead. 

There must be so many permutations running through Ole's minds as the likes of Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Diogo Dalot, Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata and Anthony Martial are pushing for inclusion. 

Anthony Elanga promoted his claims with a penalty for the Under-23s in the 2-1 win against Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend and other youngsters such as Teden Mengi, Hannibal and Shola Shoretire could enter the frame.

Edinson Cavani has been out with a minor injury but should be close to a return, but Alex Telles, Amad and Marcus Rashford are likely to remain sidelined. Scott McTominay completed a speedy return from groin surgery when he started the weekend win in the capital.

Phil Jones has had a couple of outings at Premier League 2 level as he keeps working hard in a bid to regain a first-team spot.

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The Hammers welcome top scorer Michail Antonio back into the fold after his one-game suspension was served on Sunday.

Moyes praised home debutant Kurt Zouma for his performance at the heart of the defence and it remains to be seen how many changes he will make to his line-up as the east Londoners look to avenge their dramatic loss. Nikola Vlasic and Jarrod Bowen could be most under threat from Antonio's return.

Winston Reid is out with a knee problem but Arthur Masuaku appears to be inching closer to a comeback.