Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Confirmed: Ole's team to face Sheffield United

Thursday 17 December 2020 19:00

Manchester United's team to take on Sheffield United in the Premier League this evening has been announced.

Here's the side Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will begin with at Bramall Lane, as well as the seven men he has selected for the bench:

Manchester United: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, Matic, Pogba, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial.

Substitutes: De Gea, Shaw, Fred, Mata, McTominay, van de Beek, James.
The starting line-up features four changes from the team that kicked off the 0-0 draw against Manchester City on Saturday, with Dean Henderson replacing David De Gea in goal to face his former loan club and Alex Telles, Nemanja Matic and the fit-again Anthony Martial coming in for Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay and Fred.

Meanwhile, the hosts' manager Chris Wilder has made three alterations to his latest XI by naming this team:

Sheffield United: Ramsdale; Baldock, Basham, Egan (c), Robinson, Stevens; Berge, Ampadu, Fleck; McGoldrick, Burke.

Verrips, Jagielka, Osborn, Norwood, Sharp, Brewster, Mousset.
The Blades have three strikers on their bench, in the form of their club record signing and ex-Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster, local legend Billy Sharp and French forward Lys Mousset.

Another attacker, Oli McBurnie, who scored a late equaliser in last season's 3-3 draw between the clubs, misses out altogether through injury.


“It’s one I had pencilled in for him early on [Henderson's start]. I feel Dean is ready as well now to take these games on because he’s played well when he’s played. David [De Gea] did really well against City, it’s not anything to do with that [form].
Solskjaer: Why Henderson starts at Bramall Lane Video

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Watch as Ole explains his decision to pick Dean against his former loan club, in our exclusive pre-match interview...

“We need to attack the game and we need to get these three boys, Anthony, Marcus and Mason, firing on all cylinders, creating chances and scoring goals. If we can do that, we’re a much better team. Of course, Bruno has scored seven or eight goals in the league, but we need our forwards to chip in.

“We’ve given teams enough encouragement lately and last year we did that here. We have a great record of coming back in games and we want to start on the front foot and take the game to them.”

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