Man Utd leaked XI vs Liverpool: Jesse Lingard has surprisingly made a start in the game against Liverpool.
Manchester United are set to take on Liverpool in the heavyweight Premier League clash later tonight.
While United aim to stall Liverpool’s momentum, Jurgen Klopp’s side has a chance to go top of the league table with the win.
United received a setback in the build-up to the game with injuries to Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial, but it seems the former is set to start the game.
Manchester Evening News (MEN) have leaked the team sheet for Manchester United against Liverpool. While Lingard starts in the front-three, there’s no place for Romelu Lukaku who made a start against Chelsea.
COMPARED: Man Utd under José Mourinho vs. Man Utd under Ole Gunnar Solskjær in the Premier League this season. 😳
A return of the fixture that forced the club to make the switch. pic.twitter.com/imTBmpDu4p
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 23, 2019
Solskjaer: “There are loads of Liverpool fans back home and they’ve been like ‘this is our year’. Every year has been their year. It’s got to October and then it’s ‘ok, next year’.” pic.twitter.com/7CsYCUsgIV
— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) February 23, 2019
Nemanja Matic is also included in the XI despite reports that he could miss the game, after he was not spotted with the team in the Lowry Hotel. Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba are the other two midfielders.
In the defence, Chris Smalling will partner Victor Lindelof, while Ashley Young and Luke Shaw remain as full-backs.
Here’s the full leaked XI:
De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Matic, Herrera, Pogba; Mata, Lingard, Rashford
Manchester United will bridge the gap with the third-placed Tottenham Hotspur to six points if they win against Liverpool at Old Trafford. Mauricio Pochettino’s side conceded a shocking 2-1 defeat to Burnley. The result was further marred by a fight between Mauricio Pochettino and Mike Dean.
Solskjaer was appointed as the caretaker manager of Manchester United after the side lost 3-1 to Liverpool in the league game at Anfield.
Solskjær: “We have to make sure that we don’t end up being happy being among the top four. If you aim too low and reach your targets then that’s more dangerous than aiming too high and missing them.”
— Man Utd Stuff (@ManUtdStuff) February 23, 2019
Moyes; United are underdogs
LVG; if we win against Liverpool I am not more happy than if we had won against West Brom
Mourinho; Not all about this game
Solskjaer; We’re playing Liverpool and we know how big that is for United, for our staff and for our supporters
— Stephen Howson 🇾🇪 (@MrStephenHowson) February 23, 2019
The change in Manchester United’s approach as they face Liverpool tonight is evident from the fact that Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, went on to say that he expects the Norwegian to stay at Old Trafford beyond this season.
Under Ole Gunnar Solskajer, Manchester United have won 11 games out of 13. The only defeat under Solskjaer’s term has come against PSG in the Champions League so far.