Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named his starting eleven to face Unai Emery’s Arsenal at Old Trafford tonight.
Young defender Axel Tuanzebe is one of the more surprising selections, replacing Aaron Wan-Bissaka who is ruled out with a mystery injury.
Tuanzebe’s preferred role is in central defence, but he has had to be called upon at right-back this evening in Wan-Bissaka’s absence.
The 21-year-old captained the Reds in midweek against League One Rochdale in the Carabao Cup, and was one of the standout performers as Solskjaer’s side scraped through on penalties.
It will be interesting to see how he gets on in an unfamiliar position tonight, though he has played at full-back for the Reds before so it is not completely new territory.
Another surprise from Solskjaer’s team is that Mason Greenwood has not been selected, despite being United’s most dangerous attacker in recent weeks.
Marcus Rashford has recovered from a knock picked up against West Ham and retains his place up front.
See some reaction to Tuanzebe’s inclusion below:
Lovely to see Tuanzebe start against Arsenal- like he did for his debut in 2017.
But I really feel he can do a temporary job for United at DM. Till the time United don't get one, he can do that job.
Right-back today though, it is clear Solskjaer adores his attitude.
— Kaustubh Pandey (@Kaus_Pandey17) September 30, 2019
Happy for Axel Tuanzebe 🔴
— neekz (@denicoreeder93) September 30, 2019
Rashford, Lingard, Perreira and Young start. He puts Tuanzebe at full back. Bloke is a joke.
— Jonathan Blobbins (@adhtri) September 30, 2019
— Rilwan (@RealOne_10) September 30, 2019
Tuanzebe At Right Back???🧐
— Maxwell Jr. Onwunyi (@banksonwunyi90) September 30, 2019
Tuanzebe nice!!! https://t.co/A5n4aenEiQ
— Antonio Villalta (@Ant0nTheGreat) September 30, 2019
Greenwood should be starting, disappointed for him. Atleast Tuanzebe gets a start. Aside from Pogba, the midfield & attack looks uninspiring. Positive mindset/approach much needed. #mufc
— Haroon Ash (@HaroonAsh) September 30, 2019
— Laurie Whitwell (@lauriewhitwell) September 30, 2019