When you look back at the table in January it’s incredible to think that Man United and Leicester are playing for Champions League football today, but for very different reasons.
You would’ve expected The Foxes to push Man City for second and their Champions League spot would’ve been sewn up a long time ago, but Brendan Rodgers also loses his touch eventually and that’s come at the worst time.
Man United just didn’t look consistent enough to challenge for a top four spot, but an incredible run has seen them charge up the table
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It’s worth pointing out that they’ve had some poor performances against West Ham and Chelsea, so this isn’t a forgone conclusion.
Leicester City need to win while a draw is enough for United, so it was always going to be interesting to see how Solskjaer approached this.
Playing for a draw probably doesn’t suit this side, and that’s reflected in the line up today:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 26, 2020
There may have been a temptation to drop one of Pogba or Fernandes to go defensively and shore up the midfield, but this shows they are here for the victory.
It’s clear that a lot of the fans are tense, but most sound happy with this choice of line up today:
No luke shaw… veey tricky… but the team we got out is strong…
Only need a draw come on @ManUtd
— Ricki (@Ricki29742229) July 26, 2020
Pogba x Bruno x Greenwood x Martial x Rashford
Leicester won’t know what hit them???
— Alistair Dsouza (@alistairldsouza) July 26, 2020
Shaw is still injured?? Williams please have some united DNA in you.. DeGea show them you’re still numero uno.. Pogba show them your masterclass.. Bruno prove to them they should be scared of United next season ?.. Our front 3 ? ? ?
— Maelynn.Ika (@MaelynnIka) July 26, 2020
every time i seee pogba, greenwood, fernandes, rashford, and martial all on the lineup my brain releases the happy chemicals for once??? https://t.co/sFkbDZmg18
— hollie? (@hollieh0llie) July 26, 2020
As strong as it could be, arguably barring inclusion of #Shaw. #Lingard back on the bench. Massive, massive cup final, let's hope #Pogba and the real #Fernandes turn up today. COME ON #MUFC !!! https://t.co/uy1E18Faby
— Mark Donovan (@hughsie_10) July 26, 2020
Great line up! Now go and excel.
— Bukola Wahab (@shawttynatt) July 26, 2020