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Ole explains line-up to face Wolves

Saturday 16 March 2019 19:18

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made four changes to his side to take on Wolves, following last week’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal.

For our Emirates FA Cup quarter-final clash, the boss has welcomed Ander Herrera and Jesse Lingard back, as they have not played since last month’s meeting with Liverpool.

The pair were both withdrawn with injuries that afternoon which have forced them to miss the last four outings.
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Ole has also selected Anthony Martial from the off at Molineux. The French forward returned to the side last weekend, but starts for the first time since 12 February.

Between the sticks, the Reds have opted with Sergio Romero again in the cup, in place of David De Gea. The Argentinian keeper has only conceded once in the three previous FA Cup games this campaign and will be hoping to keep a clean sheet again in the Black Country.

However, one man who has failed to make the trip to Wolves is Romelu Lukaku. Ole revealed in Friday’s press conference that the striker was struggling with a foot problem, and the issue has kept him out of the game.

Another to miss out is Ashley Young, with the full-back unavailable though suspension after he picked a second yellow card in the FA Cup during the fifth-round win against Chelsea.

With Young missing, Ole has handed Paul Pogba the captain’s armband for this first time since taking charge, while Diogo Dalot plays at right-back.

"We are looking better, of course," Solskjaer told MUTV. "Rom had a foot injury so we miss him today but, hopefully, Anthony and Jesse, and Ander as well, will be okay.

"Jesse gives us that extra bit of change of tempo in the last third, with loads of energy and pace and good combinations. I hope they find themselves - Jesse, Anthony, Rashy [Marcus Rashford] and Paul [Pogba] - and can get some combinations together.

"There are no worries over Ander and Jesse," Ole added on BBC One. "They’ve had a good week now. I thought about risking them last week against Arsenal but it was a bit too early. Now they should be ready."

Wolves: Ruddy; Saiss, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Dendocker, Neves, Otto; Moutinho, Jimenez, Jota.
Subs: Norris, Bennett, Cavaleiro, Costa, Gibbs-White, Vinagre, Adama.

United: Romero; Dalot, Lindelof, Samlling, Shaw; Herrera, Matic, Pogba (c); Lingard, Rashford, Martial.
Subs: De Gea, Jones, Rojo, Andreas, Fred, McTominay, Mata.

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