Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Cardiff City.

Team news for United v Huddersfield on Boxing Day

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is pondering his selection for his first home game in charge - the Boxing Day meeting with Huddersfield Town (kick-off 15:00 GMT).

The Norwegian will be met by a rapturous reception from the Old Trafford crowd when the Reds look to build on the 5-1 victory at Cardiff City at the weekend.

No fresh injury worries were reported after an excellent team performance, although it remains to be seen if any of those not involved are available, such as full-back Antonio Valencia, centre-backs Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo, midfielder Scott McTominay and striker Romelu Lukaku.

Chris Smalling.
Chris Smalling missed the win at Cardiff City.

Alexis Sanchez is back in Manchester as he continues to recover from injury, while youngsters Angel Gomes and James Garner travelled with the first-team squad to Wales.

Ole has revealed he will give all of his players the opportunity to impress in the upcoming period, saying: “Everyone in the squad knows: ‘I will get a chance now’. Whatever has gone, whatever has happened, has happened. Everyone starts with a clean slate. We want players to perform, given the chance.” 

Although Solskjaer will have to think hard about changing a winning side, the three players who came on at Cardiff - Marouane Fellaini, Fred and Andreas Pereira - may all be in his thoughts.

Huddersfield are set to be without Tommy Smith, Danny Williams Abdelhamid Sabiri and Aaron Mooy, but there is a chance Rajiv van La Parra could recover from a back problem.

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