Manchester United return to Premier League action this month with a mouthwatering opening fixture away to Tottenham Hotspur.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side cannot afford many slip ups in their remaining nine games in the quest to finish in the top four and victory over Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham would represent the perfect start.
Solskjaer has a full complement of players to choose from ahead of the game, after Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba both used the hiatus to regain full fitness.
The star duo’s return leaves the Norwegian some interesting selection dilemmas ahead of the first game back. Neither Rashford or Pogba featured in United’s impressive unbeaten run of 11 games before the coronavirus pandemic struck.
But the pair are arguably the two most talented players within the squad and it would be an extremely difficult decision to leave either of them out against such challenging opponents.
Rashford has become Solskjaer’s talisman this season and netted 14 Premier League goals before sustaining his back injury in January.
Pogba, meanwhile, has missed almost all of the season with an ankle injury but adds star quality and a midfield partnership with new signing Bruno Fernandes is exciting.
In a potential line-up Solskjaer could use, we’ve picked Rashford in the inside left forward position that he has made his own this term.
Pogba also plays alongside Bruno in midfield to add that extra creative edge against what will undoubtedly be an organised Mourinho defence.
Perhaps controversially, Nemanja Matic has been chosen to protect the back four as he offers the most stable platform for Fernandes and Pogba to transition in attack from. But Fred and Scott McTominay have both proven this season that they are more than adequate options to fill the role.
Meanwhile, we have opted for largely the defensive players that helped the Reds concede just two goals in the unbeaten run.