Loads of Man Utd fans react as Van de Beek starts but Telles not included vs RB Leipzig

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sprung some surprises in his Manchester United starting XI to face high-flying RB Leipzig on the return of Champions League football at Old Trafford. 

The United boss has made six changes to his team as the Reds look to assert their control of the so-called ‘group of death.’

Supporters have implored Solskjaer to finally give Van de Beek a start in a significant game and the Dutchman’s inclusion in what appears to be a midfield diamond is pleasing.

Paul Pogba has looked lethargic since the start of the season but gets his chance this evening, alongside Fred and the recalled Nemanja Matic in the middle.

At first glance, Solskjaer has opted for a split-striker system with Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood providing the home side’s attacking outlet.

That means a rest during a congested fixture schedule for man-of-the-moment Marcus Rashford and the indispensable Bruno Fernandes, who will almost certainly come on if the Reds are in need of a goal.

Plenty of United supporters are optimistic after learning tonight’s team news, but some frustration remains over Axel Tuanzebe’s absence from the starting XI after his outstanding performance against PSG.

Meanwhile, Alex Telles, who also impressed against PSG, is not in the squad.


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