Manchester United are scheduled to host Watford in Sunday’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. The Red Devils had a rather frustrating game in Bruges in midweek as they only managed a 1-1 draw against Club Brugge in the Europa League.
Still, there were a number of changes made to the starting XI for that game and Solskjaer should revert to the strongest possible lineup for the Hornets visit. The likes of Fred, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, David de Gea, Bruno Fernandes and Daniel James are expected to feature from the off.
Solskjaer has gone with a back three for the past two games but he should revert to the familiar 4-2-3-1 formation against the Hornets with the home advantage this weekend.
David de Gea will definitely replace Sergio Romero in goal, given he is the club’s undisputed goalkeeper for the Premier League. He has picked up clean sheets in each of his previous three appearances.
In the defence, Brandon Williams may drop to the bench with Solskjaer reverting to a four-man backline. Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire should feature at the heart of the defence.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka should replace Diogo Dalot and take up the right-back position. Luke Shaw should slot into the left side of the defence after having impressed as part of the back three of late.
In the midfield, Fred is expected to replace compatriot Andreas Pereira. The Brazilian should accompany Nemanja Matic. Scott McTominay could make an appearance off the bench after recovering from a knee injury over the past eight weeks.
Daniel James was rested for the midweek Europa League clash and he should return on the left wing. Mason Greenwood, who has recovered from an illness, is likely to feature on the opposite flank.
Elsewhere, Bruno Fernandes is expected to slot into the number 10 position while Anthony Martial is guaranteed to lead the line after goals in back-to-back games following the winter break.