Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United announce side to play Norwich

Sunday 27 October 2019 15:30

Manchester United have announced our side to play Norwich City in Sunday’s Premier League encounter.

The Reds are looking to win a second away game this week and have made seven changes from Thursday’s 1-0 victory over Partizan Belgrade.

The first of those alterations sees David De Gea replace Sergio Romero between the sticks.
Our no.1 is back for Sunday's clash with the Canaries.
The Spaniard missed the midweek Europa League game in Serbia but, after struggling recently with a muscular problem, the keeper has returned to the team for the trip to Norfolk.

Ahead of him, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opted to revert to a four-man defence after operating with a 3-5-2 system in the last two outings.

The boss has recalled Victor Lindelof and Ashley Young to the XI, after the pair both were not involved in the Thursday’s match, and they will start alongside Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire at the back.
In midfield, Scott McTominay will partner Fred in the centre of the park. The duo worked well together in our last Premier League game against Liverpool, and the boss will be hoping for a similarly positive showing at Carrow Road.

Ole has selected an offensive side, with Daniel James and Marcus Rashford expected to line up on the flanks and Andreas Pereira in the no.10 role.

That means Anthony Martial should operate as the sole striker against the Canaries. The French forward made a scoring return to the XI in midweek, netting the only goal of the game in Serbia.
Anthony netted the decisive goal against Partizan.

The no.9 has not started a Premier League match since August, but scored in his only away league encounter this season, in the 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

"I thought Anthony looked really sharp when he started the season," Ole told MUTV. "From day one in pre-season. The injury, of course, set him back but we need to give him minutes and the chance to grow his confidence and performances again. It was great for him to get a goal against Partizan and hopefully he can kick on now." 

United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young (c); McTominay, Fred; James, Andreas, Rashford; Martial.

Substitutes: Romero, Rojo, Williams, Garner, Lingard, Mata, Greenwood.

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