Confirmed Man Utd XI to face Norwich: Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo start

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named his Manchester United starting XI to face Norwich City in the FA Cup quarter-final at Carrow Road this evening.

The game against the bottom-placed Premier League side represents a fantastic opportunity for the Reds to progress to the semi-finals as Solskjaer aims to lift his first silverware as United manager.

As predicted, Solskjaer has made several changes from the side that breezed past Sheffield United 3-0 on a balmy evening in Manchester on Wednesday.

Sergio Romero returns in goal, as he has done in the cup competitions throughout Solskjaer’s reign as manager.

Eric Bailly, who was unlucky not to start against either Sheffield United or Spurs, partners captain Harry Maguire in central defence.

Diogo Dalot scored in United’s 6-0 rout over Tranmere during the run to the quarter-finals, and is given the chance to shine tonight ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back

Solskjaer has also decided to completely change his midfield that performed so impressively on Wednesday, with Scott McTominay and Fred reunited in a double pivot.

Meanwhile, Juan Mata, Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard are the attacking trio chosen to play in behind the striker.

Odion Ighalo leads the line for the first time since extending his stay at United until January, and will be hoping to add his tally of four goals for his boyhood club.

See the team news in full below, courtesy of United’s official twitter account:


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