Marcus Rashford stays a significant harm doubt for Manchester United as they put together to journey to Spain for his or her Europa League quarter ultimate first leg tie against Granada tomorrow.
Rashford didn’t practice with the squad yesterday and will be a part of Anthony Martial on the sidelines for the match.
Anthony Elanga has been added to the ‘B’ checklist for the match, which is one other signal that the Reds may be wanting strikers. With 5 substitutions allowed, it’s potential we might see a debut.
Juan Mata can also be again in coaching and will play some half in his first recreation for the reason that FA Cup third spherical conflict with Watford on January ninth.
Assuming Rashford doesn’t recuperate in time, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might revert to a diamond midfield, or one thing alternating between a diamond and a 4-2-3-1, with Paul Pogba working on the left, Fred on the proper, Scott McTominay holding and Bruno Fernandes on the tip. Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood would then function as twin strikers, with Greenwood drifting again extensive proper when Fred drops again right into a defensive midfield position out of possession.
Another possibility, if Solskjaer doesn’t fancy the left-footed Fred on the proper of midfield, could be to switch him with McTominay in the identical formation.
Elsewhere, Dean Henderson ought to maintain his place in purpose though David de Gea might be eager to get again within the motion. Alex Telles is again in coaching and will have a run out at left again to give Luke Shaw a relaxation, in any other case the defence is probably going to be unchanged, particularly as Eric Bailly is dominated out with Covid-19.
Solskjaer has made plenty of adjustments in earlier Europa League rounds, resting key gamers in preparation for the Premier League. With a tricky away tie at Spurs on Sunday, Solskjaer might accomplish that once more, however we expect that the 11 level cushion between United and fifth place within the League will encourage him to choose one thing shut to his strongest XI on this event, United’s final likelihood of silverware this season.
With all that mentioned, right here is our predicted XI for tomorrow’s recreation: