There’s been plenty of talk about the title race and how it’s been Man United vs Liverpool, so it looks like Man City have snuck up on everyone to take top spot after thumping West Brom last night.
United have the chance to return to the summit tonight with a game against bottom side Sheffield United, so it looks like a fairly simple game on paper.
Games like this don’t always go to plan for the team near the top of the table, so it’s interesting to see Solskjaer’s team selection for tonight:
? Tonight’s team news is locked in! ?
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 27, 2021
There were concerns about Marcus Rashford’s knee at the weekend so you have to presume he’s fine as he starts the game, while Tuanzebe and Alex Telles get a rare chance from the start.
Donny van de Beek didn’t have his best game against Liverpool and there were signs that Solskjaer was getting frustrated with him, but he was never going to keep his place ahead of the returning Bruno Fernandes anyway.
The main concern from the fans is in the shape of Rashford’s injury and lack of rest time, with a few wondering if it’s really worth risking him for the game tonight:
— Ross Wynne (@RossWynne16) January 27, 2021
Happy to see tuanzebe starting. Wish Rashford got some rest but hopefully we can start firing early
— SportsTalkMD (@SportsTalkMD1) January 27, 2021
– Happy to see Axel get a game
– Shaw deserves a rest and Telles deserves a chance
– Matic is the best midfield partner for Pogba
– Would of rested Rashford
COME ON UNITED!!?
— Jezza ?? (@UtdJezza) January 27, 2021
Strong team that Ole not takin any chances dont mind it tbh halpy Cavani got a rest jus kill the game first 45 and get Bruno and Rashford off
— QH (@QH_2374) January 27, 2021
Surprised about Tuanzebe and Rashford starting. Bailly injured again? Hope we’re not taking a risk with Rashford. https://t.co/aUvsI5dmt5
— 21 IS PROBABLY NOT COMING BUT IT MIGHT ?? (@JSF_7) January 27, 2021
rashford got banged up at the weekend but cant be rested against a depleted sheff utd …. also what better time to leave bruno out give him a full games rest, bigger fish to fry.
— fatlad (@footboxing) January 27, 2021