Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United team selection for tomorrow’s clash with Liverpool will depend a lot on a few niggling injuries that are being monitored.
Marcus Rashford picked up a knock against Atalanta on Wednesday that the manager confirmed was a dead leg and as such, he should be fit to play although this isn’t guaranteed.
Bruno Fernandes was the third player to pick up a knock and is also a doubt.
Raphael Varane is definitely ruled out as he continues his recovery from a groin injury.
Anthony Martial and Amad are both back in training and should be available but are unlikely to start.
The three injury doubts make predicting the starting XI difficult but we think that Solskjaer will play Rashford and Fernandes if at all possible. Fred is arguably the most doubtful and with Paul Pogba as an option in midfield, the boss will see less need to gamble on the Brazilian’s fitness than that of the forward players.
Pogba is more often paired with Matic in the twin pivot but the manager seems to have more faith in McTominay than the Serbian in the big games, so he will probably get the nod.
Up front, Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to lead the line again, with Edinson Cavani ready to come on as substitute if needed.
With all that in mind, here is our predicted starting XI for tomorrow’s match: