Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he wants to ‘freshen things up’ after making three changes to his Manchester United starting lineup to face Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Eric Bailly, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood return against Scott Parker’s side after missing out in Sunday’s goalless draw against Liverpool at Anfield.
Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Scott McTominay all drop out as Solskjaer opts for a more conventional approach against his rejuvenated opposition.
“Freshen things up,” Solskjaer told MUTV when asked about the changes.
“All three will have an impact tonight, they’ve been in good form, we’re waiting for Mason [Greenwood] to kick on and Eric [Bailly] and Edi [Cavani] have been playing really well.”
Greenwood is likely to start from the right side in a triple-pronged attack including Anthony Martial and Cavani.
Martial and Rashford were both misfiring at Anfield but the Frenchman has a chance to redeem himself from the left this evening.
Paul Pogba therefore returns to a more familiar position in the midfield axis with Fred, with Bruno Fernandes preferred to Donny van de Beek at the apex.
Swedish international Lindelof impressed against Liverpool but is not involved this evening and Solskjaer has confirmed the reason for his omission from the squad.
“He’s not bad, it’s still his back we’ve got a few issues with,” Solskjaer added.
“I felt it was better he stayed home, trained a bit and can be ready for the weekend.”