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Man United XI vs Villarreal: planned roster, confirmed squad news and Michael Carrick’s latest injuries today

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has worked closely with the former midfielder since his arrival, with Carrick having joined the behind-the-scenes squad under Jose Mourinho in the summer of 2018.

Speaking to the media on Monday, the 40-year-old told fans not to expect a groundbreaking transition from how Solskjaer had put the side as he kept his selection cards close to his chest. He said: “We will have to wait and really see.

“I have worked closely with Ole, we have similar beliefs as a coach and manager. I have my own personality but it is very similar because that’s why we worked together. plans but I am very clear in my own mind. “

Therefore, pursuing the 4-2-3-1 system appears to be the most likely route Carrick will take, with a number of early players looking over their shoulders after the 4-1 pounding at Watford.

Victor Lindelof, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo are all vulnerable to the chop, while Luke Shaw will likely be rested after suffering another concussion issue on Saturday.

Alex Telles should therefore join the left-back while Anthony Martial, Dean Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Donny van de Beek and Eric Bailly push for recalls. Raphael Varane (thigh), Edinson Cavani (tendon), Paul Pogba (thigh) and Mason Greenwood (Covid-19) are all set to miss.

Man United XI predict: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Telles; Matic, Fernandes; Sancho, Lingard, Rashford; Ronaldo.


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