“I’m screaming” – some Man Utd fans celebrate Solskjaer’s team selection vs. Villarreal

Manchester United are back in action tonight as they welcome Villarreal to Old Trafford – a repeat of that agonising Europa League final in May earlier this year.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increasing pressure at Manchester United, having lost three of his last four games in all competitions. Last weekend’s late defeat to Aston Villa dented his side’s chances of winning the Premier League this season.

United are already up against in their Champions League group, having lost the opening game against Young Boys two weeks ago. Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off in the surprising 2-1 defeat and is replaced by Diogo Dalot in the side, with Alex Telles taking up a role on the left-hand side in place of the injured Luke Shaw.

Paul Pogba takes up a role in central midfield next to Scott McTominay, meaning Fred takes a place on the bench after a troubling start to the season.

The selection means the break-up of Solskjaer’s preferred midfield-two of McTominay and Fred. The infamous duo is a mainstay in the Norwegian manager’s side but he is yet to bear the fruits of the tentative partnership in terms of on-pitch success.

Some fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight at Solskjaer’s decision to go for a more attacking midfield, as opposed to the rigid partnership of McTominay and Fred, as seen below.


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It’s a strong team selection from Solskjaer but after a run of inconsistent performances, only results will please the supporters at this stage.

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