Manchester United’s XI to take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium today has been confirmed, with Anthony Martial only on the bench.
The France international notably signed a new contract at Old Trafford this week and has been in fine form this season, so some fans are understandably disappointed not to see him make it into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting line up.
The Red Devils boss has gone with a front three of Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard, with Romelu Lukaku another big name only named among the substitutes this afternoon.
Leicester will not be an easy test for United, with Claude Puel’s side managing a surprise 1-1 draw away to Liverpool in midweek.
Still, this United front three has plenty of pace and potential, while having options like Martial and Lukaku on the bench means Solskjaer can always make potentially big changes to his side later.
Here’s some of the reaction to the MUFC team…
No Martial though 🙁
— Marley? (@ffsMarley) February 3, 2019
Best team apart from Martial not starting. Lets gooooo! https://t.co/yOciMXn9F5
— J (@JSF_7) February 3, 2019
Why is Martial on the bench?
— ?Itachi Uchiha? (@SammyItachi) February 3, 2019
Martial on the bench?
— Vera_Chidimma? (@Spiffy_Vera) February 3, 2019
Just saw the XI. I'm buzzing with that tbh. No Martial in the XI but apart from that the team looks insane. Lindelof and Bailly atb, Herrera and Alexis start. A very strong team indeed.
COME ON UNITED!!?
— Zach ?? (@mufczach) February 3, 2019
Martial signs a contract and doesn’t start. Peak
— ? (@LabileFlick) February 3, 2019
This is arguably our best starting 11 atm. You could argue Martial instead of Alexis but still, both are devastating when in form. https://t.co/qR3cM2VY8y
— Moe (@Moe_Mufc) February 3, 2019