After moving on multiple players during the transfer window, Man Utd was left with a very thin squad. Now, in their biggest game so far against Leicester, there are multiple injuries which could completely write off the game at Old Trafford.
In Solskjaer’s recent press conference, he admitted that some players could miss out playing against Leicester City due to injuries.
This means that Man Utd’s dire midfield doesn’t even have Pogba anymore. The most competent defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka is out, along with their new number nine Anthony Martial, left-back Luke Shaw, right-back Diogo Dalot and Jesse Lingard, too.
With such a lack of squad depth going into this game, Solskjaer and Michael Carrick could have to put their boots on a join in…
What will Man Utd’s starting 11 looks like against Leicester?
David De Gea
Thankfully, Man Utd still have David De Gea between the sticks. However, with his recent dip in form and rumours of his departure in summer, it is uncertain which De Gea will show up.
Ashley Young, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Marcos Rojo
Although it would be fantastic to see Axel Tuanzebe or even Brandon Williams step in, Solskjaer made it clear that it will be the experienced players who have to step up during this injury crisis.
Matic, Pereira, McTominay
Yes, perhaps. This midfield three for a full season might see relegation. But with a lack of midfield investment in summer, coupled with Pogba’s injury, this is the best midfield Solskjaer can pitch. Unless he finally gives Fred a chance to shine.
Daniel James, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood
The most exciting part of the team is the pacey, young forward three. Dan James has been utterly brilliant off the left-hand side for both club and country. However, Rashford at number nine could cause some issues, as he seems to only be clinical in a few games per season. Mason Greenwood will be the beacon of hope for bagging a few goals in the game.