Manchester United are set to take on league strugglers Norwich City later this afternoon in a crucial FA Cup quarter-final tie. The Reds are heading into the game off the back of a dominate 3-0 victory over Sheffield United midweek, now, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has addressed the eight changes he has named.
United will be looking to extend their impressive 13-game unbeaten run by booking themselves a place in the FA Cup semi-finals.
The Norwegian boss has named a reasonably strong side which sees star-man Bruno Fernandes retain his place. However, the new-look squad includes the likes of long-absentee Diogo Dalot and opinion-spliter-splitter Jesse Lingard.
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Ahead of the game which is scheduled to kick-off at 17:30, Solskjaer has spoken about the changes in personnel.
Speaking to ManUtd.com, Solskjaer said: “I think it’s important that you know that goals are going to come from different positions. We’ve also got midfielders who can score goals. I’d like to score a few more on set plays with the size in that team.”
“I’ve been delighted with Marcus and Anthony and Mason and all the others coming in. The centre-forward position which I used to play, it’s so important for them to get the confidence goals give you. I think all of them have done really well this season.”
“I think we all have been working on patterns of play, positions of the strikers. Of course, I chip in once in a while with what I have done in those little situations.”
“It’s the team we thought we were going to play against Derby, but Harry [Maguire] fell ill. We played really well against Derby.”
Odion Ighalo gets his chance from the start to continue his brilliant form after joining the Red Devils in January. He knows Anthony Martial is the main man but having a second option up front could be massive between now and the end of the season.
We fancy the Nigerian to net one or two today.