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Confirmed Man Utd XI to face Sheffield United: Pogba and Greenwood start

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named his Manchester United starting XI to face Sheffield United at Old Trafford this evening.

It’s the first time the Reds have played a competitive fixture at the Theatre of Dreams since the monumental derby victory over Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in March.

And Solskjaer has made three changes to the side that drew 1-1 with a reserved Tottenham Hotspur side on Friday.

Paul Pogba returns to the United starting XI for the first time since September 30 when the Reds faced Arsenal. The Frenchman’s 34-minute cameo completely changed the dynamic of the game against Spurs and he is deservedly rewarded with a place in midfield alongside Bruno Fernandes and Nemanja Matic.

We can’t wait to see how the partnership between Fernandes and Pogba can blossom against Chris Wilder’s side, who were defeated 3-0 by Newcastle last weekend.

Many fans called for Mason Greenwood to start ahead of Daniel James, and they have got their wish with United’s teenage sensation set to play on the right-flank.

Meanwhile, it is unsurprising to see David De Gea remain in goal after he was strongly backed by his manager in the build-up to the game after his error in Friday’s draw. 

He is protected by the same back four that started the opening game of the Premier League restart, with Victor Lindelof retaining his place despite suggestions he should be dropped for Eric Bailly.

See the team news in full below, posted on the club’s official twitter account:

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