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Man United’s starting 11 should look like this tonight

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side take on Partizan Belgrade tonight in the Europa League. Man United could seal qualification with 2 games to spare with this starting line up.

This game could give some first team regulars a chance to rest. If Man United are confident enough that they will qualify, some youngsters could get a look in.

Players like Marcus Rashford, Fred, Lindelof and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could get a rest. Why waste their energy that could be used in the league?

With that in mind, here is my prediction of how they could line up…

Team

A 4-2-3-1 formation could see things change up a bit. There’s enough help in each area of the squad.

Youngsters

Solskjaer should also use this opportunity to use the young team members and give them a start.

18 year old James Garner could get a look in helping Scott McTominay. 19 year old Brandon Williams could help out in defence. However, eyes may be on 18 year old Mason Greenwood to see whether he could deliver up-front.

Man United’s front 3 should line up like this tonight

Man United face Chelsea tonight in the Carabao Cup at Stamford Bridge. The Football Manc Cave are picking out the three players who should be up front.

Man United’s recent form has been a little bit better than the start of the season. However, they face an impressive Chelsea side tonight and both will be looking to win.

If Man United want to win, they need to put out a strong attacking team.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keeps on putting young players into his starting line up. However, tonight it will be about the experienced members of the squad.

Front 3

Solskjaer should start Martial up front with Lingard on the right wing and rashford on the left.

This is the most effective and experienced trio that Man United currently have. However, there will be younger options on the bench if Solskjaer needs to change things up.

Youngsters

The young Talent at Man United is proving to be be on another level.

Chelsea also have young talented players who Frank Lampard has had to rely on all season. However, Man United have the likes of James Garner, Brandon Williams and Scott Mctominay.

2 Man United youngsters that should impress tonight against Doncaster Rovers

Man United Under-21’s will face Doncaster Rovers tonight in the EFL trophy. The Football Manc Cave are picking out two youngsters who will be looking to impress.

Man United’s first team face Chelsea tomorrow night. The form at Old Trafford recently hasn’t been great.

The January transfer window can’t come soon enough for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

However, until that time comes he has been relying on youth squad members to develop into the first team.

Players like Brandon Williams, who is only 19 years old, have made it into the first team recently. It also looks like youngster, James Garner will be making it into that first team soon as well.

With the game against Doncaster tonight there will be a few youngsters looking to impress. They will want to move in the same directions as the other teenagers who have made it into the first team.

Tahith Chong

The Dutch 19 year old is close to breaking into the first team squad at Old Trafford.

However, the right winger hasn’t yet made it that far. If he makes it into the squad to face Doncaster tonight, he will want to show Ole Gunnar Solskjaer what he’s missing.

Angel Gomes

The 19-year old attacking midfielder is another player who will be looking to impress tonight. He will want to try and break into the first team at Man United.

He has risen through the youth ranks with Man United. Bosses at Old Trafford want to develop young home-grown talent.

Man Utd need Solskjaer to achieve these 2 things this season

For long-term supporters of the Red Devils, not aiming for a Premier League title is a totally foreign concept. However, in current circumstances, projections for this season are significantly lower…

After an unbeaten pre-season and a 4-0 victory on the opening day of the Premier League season against Chelsea, many thought that Man Utd was back on the up.

However, it only took two or three games to see that all of the foreseeable worries fans had in summer were starting to materialise. In particular, Man Utd’s shambolic midfield, inexperienced attackers and questionable line ups and substitutions from their inexperienced manager.

Unless Man Utd swap squads with Man City, they will get nowhere near a title this season. And unless Man Utd swap squads with Leicester City, they probably won’t reach the top six either.

With this in mind, what targets must Solskjaer achieve this season to prove to the irate fans that the club is back on the up…

Utilising the youth

Solskjaer has promised to involve the fantastic Man Utd youth in his bid to find success with the Reds. So far, aside from the sporadic, last-ditched attempt to win games by bringing on Mason Greenwood, we haven’t really seen this.

By replacing under-performing players such as Jesse Lingard with Angel Gomes, Nemanja Matic with James Garner, Ashley Young with Brandon Williams, Solskjaer will have an excuse for not finishing in the top four, as well as pleasing fans with a ruthless rebuild.

A big signing

Solskjaer needs to prove himself worthy of backing from the board. Harry Maguire doesn’t really count, as his fee was recouped by the sale of Romelu Lukaku.

It is important for the fans and the team that Solskjaer receive the appropriate support from the ones who sign the cheques.

This will improve the starting eleven, the fan’s trust and Solskjaer’s determination to impress a board that believe in his philosophies.

Man Utd should seriously consider selling these 2 players in January

Speaking of selling players is a touchy subject at Old Trafford, as the squad depth and squad quality are at an all-time low. But there are two players in particular who should be moved on as soon as possible…

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done a fantastic job at moving players away from the club. Some have made way for youth, such as Chris Smalling moving away and Axel Tuanzebe sitting on the bench. Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leaving have allowed Mason Greenwood and Tahith Chong to see glimpses of action already.

Some have been moved on or demoted from the first team simply due to their lack of quality. Such as Ashley Young, Nemanja Matic and Phil Jones. Including Matteo Darmian who has returned to Italy.

Regarding this, here are two players who should be moved on in January…

Nemanja Matic

Matic, 31, has been a fantastic servant in the Premier League for both Chelsea and Man Utd. However, in recent months, his lack of energy has been detrimental to Man Utd’s transition from defence to attack. They look much better without him in the squad.

Moving on Matic would bring in some funds, as well as leaving a place on the bench for Fred or the young prospect James Garner.

Phil Jones/Marcos Rojo

Man Utd still has six senior centre backs despite Chris Smalling’s loan move to Roma. Upon Eric Bailly’s return from injury, he will most likely make the bench alongside Axel Tuanzebe, who should not be dropped under any circumstances this season.

This leaves Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo as the fringe players. Should they be unhappy with the occasional League Cup or Europa League appearance, they would be best off exiting the club as soon as possible, in order to introduce youth players into that fringe player role.

Loan, Buy & Sell: Man Utd’s definitive transfer guide

What can Ole Gunnar Solskjaer do with the remainder of this summer transfer window with Manchester United?

In a recent interview with MUTV, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated: “We have been good in the market so far and we’re still working on a case or two.

The Football Manc Cave are aware that Man United are currently chasing the signatures of Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire and Sean Longstaff, amongst others who appear low-priority.

However, Manchester United are in need of a huge overhaul in the squad, by preparing youth on loan, selling players who don’t fit the mould and bringing in players who do.

So, aside from the aforementioned three players who appear likely to sign for Solskjaer’s Red Devils. What other business can be done to provide Manchester United with a top 4 finish next season?

Loan

Axel Tuanzebe spent last season on loan to Aston Villa, where he helped clinch them a promotion amongst a stadium of fans singing his name. It is fair to say that this youngster should be given first-team football with the reds next season. However, there are a few players who could follow suit and return ready for first-team action.

Should Mason Greenwood not be part of next season’s plans, for whatever mind-boggling reason. He should be loaned to a Championship side to gain first-team experience in a highly competitive competition. Regarding the immense quality of Greenwood, compared to the lack of quality of Manchester United, he should not be loaned to a Premier League side as he could potentially carry them to a position higher than his parent club. The same could be said for the likes of James Garner and Angel Gomes who may not see much action in the upcoming campaign.

Sell

This would be music to Manchester United fan’s ears, a long list of players to get rid of as soon as possible. There is no animosity towards the individuals, other than the fact that they are simply not good enough to play for the most successful team in English football.

Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Nemanja Matic and Ashley Young have provided recent performances that show the world that they are not fit to be a part of a title-challenging team.

The likes of Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, and Jesse Lingard have been in the spotlight for their off-field antics whilst providing barely a spark on the pitch last season.

These players should be left out of the Manchester United squad in order to preserve the quality and integrity of the club. With Jesse Lingard being a youth-product and an ambassador of the club, he may well deserve another chance to prove himself in the red shirt.

Buy

It isn’t a secret that Manchester United are fighting for Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes, who would undoubtedly strengthen the creativity and solidarity of the team. However, an established right-winger and a more technically gifted striker could complete the rebuild of Solskjaer’s squad.

On the right-wing, Jadon Sancho would fit perfectly with his ability to cope with modern football as well as the culture of Manchester United. Where the right-winger has always been the type of character to get fans off their seats.

In terms of a striker, Manchester United need an intelligent, tactically aware, prolific finisher to stand up top and cause nightmares for the defence. Solskjaer should be looking at the likes of Arsenal’s Aubameyang or even ex-Chelsea man Diego Costa.

Should these goals be unattainable, Solskjaer could always stick on his boots and show the Man United forwards how it should be done.