Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heavily rotated the Manchester United side that beat Sheffield United, with 8 changes ahead of today’s FA Cup Quarter-Final clash against Norwich City.
Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and maestro Bruno Fernandes are the only players to retain their place in the starting eleven. This seems like a chance for United’s fringe stars to get some much-needed minutes
The likes of Diogo Dalot, Eric Bailly, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata are all being given the chance to shine for the Red Devils tonight.
One thing that fans should be happy to see is academy graduate Timothy Fosu-Mensah back in the matchday squad after battling to recover from a serious injury over the last year.
Take a look at the Red Devils’ lineup below:
? Here's how we line up at Carrow Road for our #FACup quarter-final clash! ?
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 27, 2020
Here’s how some supporters have reacted to Solskjaer’s team selection:
Bruno needs to rest but okay
— Ché (@UtdChe) June 27, 2020
should have started Pogba and rest Bruno.
— Valar Mørghulis ??? (@tommy_viccetti) June 27, 2020
Bruno? Wasn’t expecting that lmaooo
— DonWoodyEra (@mufcmo1) June 27, 2020
Should have rested Bruno
— Martial szn (@JamesProbets) June 27, 2020
Fair lineup, a good mix of first team and reserves. Should get the result.
— ? ™? (@iseekwisdm) June 27, 2020
Ole should rest Bruno.
— Koleoso Eedris (@Opinnana) June 27, 2020
Do u not think bruno needs a rest
— reza (@reza1169) June 27, 2020
Whilst most would’ve expected rotation from Solskjaer due to the importance of keeping players fit for the Premier League’s run-in, Ole has gone with a balanced lineup that still makes his side firm favourites.
Norwich’s team selection on the other hand includes most of their key players in, perhaps the Canaries are hell-bent on advancing in the cup due to the fact that they seem very unlikely to avoid relegation.