Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer names his team to face Leicester

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made just the one change to the Manchester United side that drew at Southampton in the Reds' last game before the international break.

Paul Pogba played in the 1-1 draw at St Mary’s a fortnight ago but was forced to withdraw from the France national side and was ruled out by the manager at his Friday press conference.

The French midfielder has been replaced in Solskjaer’s engine room by Nemanja Matic, who will make his first start of the campaign.

The Serbian came on as a substitute at Southampton for Juan Mata for his first appearance of the season.

Nemanja Matic.
Nemanja Matic is back in the United XI for the first time this season.

There had been a doubt over the availability of full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, after he pulled out of the England squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers. But the 21-year-old has recovered from a back problem and keeps up his ever-present record in the United team since joining from Crystal Palace in the summer.

“We’re happy Aaron is available, of course, as he’s been excellent so far this season, but you have what you have and we’re ready for the game,” said the manager.

On the substitutes' bench, there are first appearances of the season for Phil Jones, Fred and youngster Angel Gomes.

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

Subs: Romero, Jones, Tuanzebe, Fred, Gomes, Chong, Greenwood.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Ndidi, Gray, Tielemans, Choudhury, Maddison, Vardy.

“We want to score from our chances, and we just want to see improvement from game to game,” Ole added on MUTV, “We must keep taking on board what we are working on in training. Of course, we want three points as well! It is important in games like this, when you come to the end of a season, that you don't want too many draws that you should have won.”

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