Man United may have treated this competition differently if they were still top of the league, but a mini slump has handed the initiative to Man City who could run away with things now.
It’s also important for the club to actually start to pick up some silverware again, so the Europa League offers a great chance of winning a major competition and it would also offer a better seeding in the Champions League next year.
There is a little bit of rotation from Solskjaer tonight, but this is still a strong side with most of his big names out there:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 18, 2021
The biggest talking point here has to be around the front three, as the inclusion of Dan James means he’s surely set to start on the right hand side.
There is a chance that Rashford could still play through the middle, but it does look like Mason Greenwood will get a chance to play as the number 9 tonight.
He was touted as a central striker when he was impressing at youth level and that could still be his eventual position, so plenty of the fans are interested to see what he can do tonight:
Greenwood as a 9 with Bruno directly behind him. Can’t remember when that last happened.
— Oliver (@Kebiruesuana) February 18, 2021
Greenwood at the 9 then, big opportunity for him. Would’ve liked Tony to get the start there since Cavani seems to be the nailed on starter for the league but Mase deserves the chance
— Waz. (@wasabiwazza) February 18, 2021
I at least wanna see Greenwood at 9 today.
— Dastpa (@UtdDastpa) February 18, 2021
Greenwood better be the 9
— Gerard (@Gerardmcc01) February 18, 2021
Greenwood playing 9 ? but Fred ? https://t.co/v7WzNwtTKR
— 1 Threw 8 (@dansss_98) February 18, 2021
Pretty good team there. Got 9?? of 11 predictions correct! ?
– Baillyyyyyyy is back!
– Greenwood #9 yes please ?
– Wonder James will be as RW or LW ?
– McFred our most reliable midfield atm
— Vin (@InItToVinIt05) February 18, 2021