Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named his Manchester United starting XI to face Tottenham Hotspur this evening ahead of the Reds’ first game back since the enforced break.
Despite reports suggesting otherwise, Solskjaer has not opted for a five-at-the-back formation that he has had success with against tougher opposition this season.
Instead, United are playing their trusted 4-2-3-1 formation, with the same defence that has been so reliable during their 11-game unbeaten run.
Fred and Scott McTominay start in the midfield double pivot, with Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic unlucky to miss out on a starting berth.
Fans will have to wait a little longer to see the midfield link-up between Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, but the Frenchman is likely to make a second-half cameo.
But what has caught the attention of United fans the most after the confirmed team news is that Fernandes, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford start together for the first time.
Rashford has been injured since Fernandes joined from Sporting Lisbon in January, and has not yet had the opportunity to feed off the Portuguese playmaker’s ingenuity and imagination in possession.
Martial has already struck a promising partnership with Fernandes in behind, and we can’t wait to see the trio cause problems for Spurs defenders this evening.
See what United fans have made of the team news on social media:
Bruno ,martial, Rashford a killer trio
— bolt ochieng (@BoltOchieng) June 19, 2020
Bruno × Martial × Rashford? we eating gucci tonight🥂
— Eii Scanty🇬🇭 (@EiiScanty) June 19, 2020
Daniel James started and played a crucial role in the wins v Spurs, Chelsea and City (x2) already this season. ⚡️
His inclusion isn't a surprise, he'll try stretch the play and create space for Martial/Bruno/Rashford. pic.twitter.com/drj3VOSv9D
— JoshGI 🇾🇪 (@JoshGI97) June 19, 2020
— TOKYO⁷ (@Whxtevxrr) June 19, 2020
Rashford, Martial and Bruno are gonna give them nightmares
— Marcus Rashford = 🐐 (@FernandesSZN) June 19, 2020
Rashford playing with Bruno x Martial for the first time 😍😍😍😍 we need Pogba at 45'
— musa (@Itismusa) June 19, 2020