Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named a very strong line-up for this evening’s Carabao Cup quarter-final clash against Colchester.
The United boss has named Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the starting eleven; arguably his strongest front three.
It’s interesting to see Solskjaer select his big guns against League 2 opposition, but it’s clear he holds value on one of the only competitions the Reds can realistically win this year and wants to get the job done.
But with United facing another crucial Premier League game against Watford on Sunday as they look to keep tabs on the top four, it is important there are no further injuries.
Perhaps Solskjaer is wary that the last time he played lower league opposition at Old Trafford they were taken to penalties by Rochdale.
The Reds will be hoping to avoid similar embarrassment and secure the victory in 90 minutes this time out.
Some United fans, however, have raised their concerns about the team and feel Solskjaer could have rotated to give other players on the periphery a chance this evening.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 18, 2019
— Laurie Whitwell (@lauriewhitwell) December 18, 2019
I don’t know but your telling me a front 3 of Greenwood Gomes and Chong wouldn’t beat Colchester? Just think as much as continuity is good for martial & Rashford for goals I think the significance of injuries is far more of a greater problem! Lot of fixtures coming! 🤷🏻♂️🤔 #mufc
— Saeed ✨ (@Realist_187) December 18, 2019
Whys he going with such a strong side for..
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) December 18, 2019
lads it’s Colchester…
— ً (@ftbImitch) December 18, 2019
Williams and Garner cant even get in to the team against a team like Colchester
— RunkeGlenn (@RunkeGlenn) December 18, 2019
Surely you can play a weaker team than that?
— RJ 🦖 (@ReeceJamesSZN) December 18, 2019
Joke of a lineup, rest Martial, Rashford!
— 🇾🇪 (@UtdStandard) December 18, 2019