You have to think that Man United are home and dry after a 4-0 win against Real Sociedad last week, so this looked like the perfect chance to rest a few players.
They also have their fair share of injuries to deal with so it should also be a chance to play some of the youngsters, so there are a few notable things about this team selection tonight:
©? @B_Fernandes8 will lead out the Reds this evening! ?
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 25, 2021
You would think that this would finally be a chance to let Bruno Fernandes have a rest after a gruelling season, but it could just be the case that he refuses to be dropped and needs to play as much as he can.
The much bigger choice comes when you look at the bench, and it appears they are well covered if anything happens to Dean Henderson as three keepers make the bench.
In a way it makes sense to fill up the bench with whatever players are available, but that is just such a strange thing to see and plenty of the fans are perplexed too:
Why do we have three keepers on the bench??? https://t.co/tXhsm6Jp87
— Adam Burgess (@guvnor12) February 25, 2021
We have three keepers on the bench! Wow! ? https://t.co/hdlRE7oNcs
— Sarthak Bala (@SarthakBala) February 25, 2021
Three, yes THREE keepers on the bench? Surely this is a first https://t.co/fEp6CxsrCu
— steveedwards ??????? (@StephenLloydd) February 25, 2021
I just realised something….
WE HAVE THREE GOAL KEEPERS ON THE BENCH ???? https://t.co/dcM5OX8LKq
— Alex Duggan (@AlexDuggan20) February 25, 2021
4-0 up and this guy is putting out basically a first team, with three keepers on the bench. Bruh. https://t.co/R2njrRxqUi
— G. (@JustGabrielO) February 25, 2021
Not sure if United have adequate cover with only three keepers on the bench tonight
— Chris Culkin (@CulkinChris) February 25, 2021
Three keepers on the bench. Better to be safe than sorry
— Joe Toulmin (@JoeToulmin) February 25, 2021
It does also make you wonder if we could see the dream scenario of a keeper playing outfield later in the game if it’s completely dead and buried, but surely this is a first?