Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made one change from his starting eleven that thrashed Chelsea in their opening game of the season.
Solskjaer has opted for the raw pace of new signing Daniel James in attack; the Welshman gets his first competitive start for the Reds tonight.
We expect Jesse Lingard to play in midfield alongside Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.
But another thing United fans have noticed is that the Norwegian has again left out Phil Jones and Chris Smalling from the match day squad.
Academy graduate Axel Tuanzebe retains his place on the substitutes bench ahead of the pair, who in truth are not good enough to play regularly for the Reds.
We look forward to see Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof’s promising partnership at the back tonight.
Check out some reaction to Jones and Smalling being left out below:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 19, 2019
You can accuse Solskjær of a lot of things but seeing him be the first of the last 4 managers in 6 years to be brave enough and drop Smalling and Jones is refreshing to see. It’s been a long time coming.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) August 19, 2019
No jones, smalling or young. Ole. pic.twitter.com/kWAQcyhQ9N
— Dilen Pabari (@dilenpabari) August 19, 2019
Manager is phasing out Smalling and Jones. Gotta hand it to him pic.twitter.com/nStpQip3U2
— Enganché (@Iron_Yute) August 19, 2019
Jones and smalling not in the squad again. pic.twitter.com/pPir9vs15V
— bucko (@8bucks8) August 19, 2019
Jones and smalling dont even make the bench 😂😂😂
— Dc Gatsby🔴🔴🔴📛♨ (@DCcontroversial) August 19, 2019
Not seeing the names Jones and Smalling on a team sheet is a really great sight. I feel warm inside😊
— Lui🔰🔰🔰 (@LJMS92) August 19, 2019
Ole kept having that quote from the Everton game chucked back at him over the summer yet here we are with a squad without Jones, Smalling & Rojo. Rom, Fellaini, Herrera & Valencia already gone & I do think he is trying to be as ruthless as he can without ripping the squad apart
— Lee Smith (@lee__smith) August 19, 2019
Fellani, Valencia, Herrera, Lukaku, Sanchez and possibly Rojo? sold in his first season.
With Matic, Jones, Smalling, Young and Darmian being removed from the first team and likely to leave the next summer.
More ruthless than all of our managers combined post fergie. pic.twitter.com/lQYsyAbRcf
— 🔮™️ (@iseekwisdm) August 19, 2019