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Who has Ole selected for the big one?

Sunday 17 January 2021 15:30

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named his Manchester United side to face Liverpool at Anfield as the world awaits arguably the biggest game of the season so far.

Ole has made three changes to the side which started the midweek victory over Burnley. Victor Lindelof, Fred and Scott McTominay come in for Eric Bailly, Nemanja Matic and Edinson Cavani who are all named on the bench.

Martial was available after suffering from cramp at Turf Moor, while Lindelof was simply rested for the 1-0 success.


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"This is a game that I think we need the energy of Scott [McTominay] and Fred," the boss told MUTV. "I thought Nemanja and Paul were incredible in the last game, in midfield, but this is a different game.

“We want different options in front of them and wanted Paul [Pogba] one step up higher up the pitch. Victor has been training this week to get ready for this game and be prepared. I just gave him the Burnley game off.

“It was more of a cramp from working hard for the team for Anthony. You know when he comes off with a cramp, he was giving everything for the team. He's ready."

Liverpool are without Joel Matip so Jordan Henderson plays in the back four, while Xherdan Shaqiri comes into midfield.


Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Henderson (c), Fabinho, Robertson; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Subs: Kelleher, R Williams, Phillips, N Williams, Milner, Oxalde-Chamberlain, Jones, Minamino, Origi.

United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire (c), Shaw; Fred, McTominay, Pogba, Fernandes; Rashford, Martial.

Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Tuanzebe, Telles, Matic, Mata, van de Beek, Cavani, Greenwood.