Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United name side to take on the Blades

Wednesday 27 January 2021 19:15

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named his Manchester United side to take on Sheffield United at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

The Reds are aiming to go back to the top of the table by completing the double over the Blades, following a 3-2 win at Bramall Lane in December.

The match kicks off at 20:15 GMT and is yet another vital fixture, after Manchester City won convincingly at West Brom on Tuesday.

Ole has shuffled his pack by making six changes to the XI on duty against Liverpool in the Emirates FA Cup last weekend.

David De Gea, Alex Telles, Nemanja Matic, Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Martial are all drafted in, along with Axel Tuanzebe, who makes his first league start of the campaign, indeed his first in the division since October 2019 (against Newcastle). Partnering the Academy graduate at the back is Harry Maguire, who skippers the Reds against his former club.

A strong bench includes Luke Shaw and Edinson Cavani, while the Blades, in contrast, only name six substitutes. 


United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Maguire (c), Telles; Matic, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.

Subs: Henderson, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, James, Mata, McTominay, van de Beek, Cavani.

Sheffield United: Ramsdale, Basham, Jagielka, Ampadu, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Bryan, McGoldrick, Sharp.

Subs:  Foderingham, Lowe, Bogle, Mousset, Brewster, Burke.