What on earth happened in training this week? Manchester United have gone from having a near 100% squad to an injury crisis in the space of a week.
Michael Carrick, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Phil Jones have all picked up injuries following the 4-2 win over Manchester City last weekend, leaving Louis van Gaal with a selection dilemma ahead of the Chelsea game on Saturday.
We asked our Twitter followers on who they think should start in defence against Chelsea:
— Hey Kim (@Alexkimke) April 17, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ McNair. Blackett not played a BPL game in ages & McNair seems to have a stronger temperament & he is a better passer
— Yusuf Raja (@YusRaja) April 17, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Would be nice to see Tom Thorpe get a chance but it's a big game to risk a young player making his debut
— Jimi Bazz (@BazzaBarratt17) April 17, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ McNair. There is no one else
— Karan Manchanda (@karanm03) April 17, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ John O'shea
— FreeOnGoal (@FreeOnGoal) April 17, 2015
— Osman (@United2706) April 17, 2015
The overwhelming favourite among supporters is McNair, which is understandable as he has been excellent when on the pitch this season.
McNair is enjoying a remarkable rise in football having made the step up from the U21s before making his international debut for Northern Ireland earlier in the campaign.
Against the likes of Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba and Cesc Fabregas, the youngster may once again be thrown in at the deep end but he has shown on numerous occasions this season that he is reliable when called upon.