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Loads of Man Utd fans react as Daniel James given surprise start against Leeds United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sprung a surprise in his Manchester United line-up to face old rivals Leeds United this afternoon.

Daniel James, who famously almost joined Leeds before his Old Trafford switch, will start his first game since the draw against Chelsea on October 24.

The Welshman will start his fourth Premier League game of the season on the right-flank alongside Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in attack.

Paul Pogba drops to the bench despite an impressive display against Sheffield United as the energetic double midfield pivot of Scott McTominay and Fred return.

David de Gea returns in goal ahead of Dean Henderson and Luke Shaw comes in at left-back for Brazilian Alex Telles.

Solskjaer has opted for a team he feels can counteract Marcelo Bielsa’s relentless pressing style and he will hope his five changes can make the difference.

But if things aren’t quite going to plan, the Norwegian has an excess of talent on the bench, including Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood and Donny van de Beek.

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

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One response to “Loads of Man Utd fans react as Daniel James given surprise start against Leeds United”

  1. Stephen John Kershaw says:

    Dan,,,,Dan,,,,,Dan,,,,Dan,,,,,,, NO RESPONCE” as usual !