Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani in his Manchester United starting lineup to face Burnley at Turf Moor this evening.
United can go top of the Premier League if they avoid defeat in a game of huge significance heading into Sunday’s Anfield showdown with title rivals Liverpool.
Sean Dyche’s Burnley have won three of their last five league games and will provide a stern test in a decisive week for Solskjaer’s side.
The Norwegian boss made nine changes for the uninspiring FA Cup third round win over Watford on Saturday but has unsurprisingly brought back in his big guns this evening.
David de Gea returns in goal after Dean Henderson’s first Old Trafford clean sheet last weekend.
The Spaniard is protected by Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw in defence.
Maguire is one booking away from suspension from the Liverpool game but Solskjaer has been adamant not to rest his captain for that reason.
Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic will partner up in a less familiar midfield axis with Scott McTominay and Fred both benched.
Indispensable Bruno Fernandes is back in the starting line-up after a rare rest against Watford.
Edinson Cavani has returned from his three-match ban and leads the line supported by Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
See United’s team news in full below via their official twitter account:
🚨 All eyes on Turf Moor! 👀
Here's your United XI to take on Burnley 💪
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 12, 2021
No surprise Matic and Pogba are both starting, given what a physical side Burnley are. Fellaini was lauded here two seasons ago for how he shielded the back four. Element of rotation/picks on merit. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) January 12, 2021
That feels like an attacking XI for United. Matic, Pogba and Fernandes in midfield, with Rashford, Martial and Cavani in attack. Some serious firepower #mufc
— Tyrone Marshall (@TyMarshall_MEN) January 12, 2021
Pogba, Rashford, Fernandes, Martial and Cavani?
— JoshGI 🇾🇪 (@JoshGI97) January 12, 2021
Surprised to see Shaw in as Telles did really well at the weekend
Strong team, let's get the three points and a Cavani archer celebration#mufc
— Dan Coombs (@DanCFootball) January 12, 2021
Eric Bailly starts alongside Harry Maguire against Burnley. Bruno and Pogba start together, and Cavani starts up top!
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) January 12, 2021
Pogba, Bruno, Martial, Rashford and Cavani all starting. Give everything on the pitch. LET'S GO TOP!
— Trey (@UTDTrey) January 12, 2021
No complaints about that team whatsoever!!!! Shocked and buzzing Bailly is starting!!! Front three & Midfield looks good! No excuses boys…..COME ON!!!!!!!!!
— 🔰 Flex 🔰 (@FlexUTD) January 12, 2021