Three Manchester United players Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must start vs Liverpool

Three Manchester United players Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must start vs Liverpool

One of the first names Ole Gunnar Solskjaer probably puts down on any team-sheet, let alone Liverpool, is Manchester United star Paul Pogba and there’s good reason.

The Frenchman has had an incredible season so far, even putting in respectable numbers during Jose Mourinho’s turbulent management.

However, since Solskjaer has been installed as caretaker manager, Pogba has found himself performing at a new level, one that even supersedes his form at Juventus.

Many have claimed the midfielder has failed to reach that level since joining from the Italian giants but it’s clear he’s now placed himself amongst the best in the league.

Having dismissed the myth around him not turning up in big games, it’s even more important Paul starts against Liverpool as United hope to dent their title efforts.

Another player who has benefitted from Ole’s introduction is none other than fan favourite Marcus Rashford.

The youngster has added an endearing work-rate to his game that has seen him gain even more love from supporters.

His mobility and pace have seen him overtake Mourinho’s first choice striker Romelu Lukaku and even his finishing has started to become more clinical.

With Liverpool’s defence forced into featuring players who are a little uncomfortable in their positions due to injuries, Rashford could potentially enjoy a fantastic day tomorrow.

Although he’s hardly rated by opposition fans, Manchester United supporters rightly believe Ander Herrera is underrated.

The good news is that Solskjaer loves the Spaniard’s tenacity but it’s not all he is capable of during a 90 minute match.

Herrera’s often been accused of being a ‘passion merchant’, hiding his lack of talent by speaking positively of the club and celebrating wildly.

However, the former Atletico Bilbao man has shown a rather surprising all-roundness to his game that perhaps even United fans were unaware of.

Besides his obvious tireless pressing and tackling, Ander has proven capable of playing in a good pass just as much as he is capable of getting on the end of a good one.

These three stars are a must against Liverpool, particularly with there being no certainty that the likes of Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard will feature.

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