It’s not an excellent time to be a Manchester United fan.
Their midweek defeat at residence to Burnley means they’re having their worst ever season within the Premier League.
They face a tall order to achieve the ultimate of the Carabao Cup having misplaced their first leg tie 3-1 at residence to Manchester Metropolis.
Objectives can be very onerous to come back by too with striker Marcus Rashford is a long-term absentee after sustaining a again harm earlier this month.
Issues are going all mistaken off the pitch too because it seems like their pursuit of Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes is useless within the water.
An FA Cup tie at League Two Tranmere could also be considered as a welcome break from all of the chaos however this can be a match Man United may lose.
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It’s a contest Purple Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should take critically because the FA Cup is realistically their finest likelihood of silverware this time period.
With this in thoughts, talkSPORT.com has had its say on how Man United ought to line up for his or her journey to Merseyside.
You might suppose Man United ought to relaxation extra senior gamers with the second leg towards Man Metropolis subsequent Wednesday, however frankly they’ll want a miracle to get previous Pep Guardiola’s males.
Solskjaer ought to put his eggs within the FA Cup basket.
Tranmere shouldn’t trigger them many issues however the simplest approach to ensure that’s the case is to select a powerful workforce.
Having mentioned that, we really feel the supervisor can afford to relaxation the likes of David de Gea, with Sergio Romero greater than able to doing a job towards League Two opposition.
Harry Maguire has been enjoying like he’s been carrying an harm so sitting out this match would do him good. This implies Eric Bailly could make his long-awaited return to the facet, with Solskjaer firmly suggesting he’ll play the Ivory Coast worldwide.
Victor Lindelof, who missed the Burnley match with sickness, can play alongside Bailly.
Tranmere will little doubt attempt to tough their opponents up so Solskjaer ought to play Brandon Williams, a participant who’s not afraid of an enormous deal with or confrontation regardless of being 19-years-old, to match Rovers’ aggression.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been stable at right-back so ought to proceed to play there.
One defensive midfielder is the perfect plan of action for Man United. They’re able to taking the sport away from Tranmere early doorways so ought to look to play on the entrance foot.
We’ve gone for Nemanja Matic within the holding position as he isn’t erratic as erratic as Fred.
Andreas Pereira can play in a extra superior position whereas Juan Mata and Dan James, each able to inflicting Tranmere enormous issues, can go both facet of him.
Man United can get quite a lot of pleasure with two strikers and Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood are each competent gamers.
We’ve seen Martial and Rashford could be superb collectively and it’s an excellent alternative to experiment and see what Greenwood can be like alongside the Frenchman.