Take two. Manchester United host Liverpool tonight in a re-arranged Premier League game after the previous match was postponed due to fan protests.

There could be more fan protests against the Glazers tonight, but as it stands, we will proceed on the basis the game will go ahead this time.

This match is the final one of a stretch of four games in eight days, with the fixture list condensed by the original postponement.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 10 changes to the side which beat Aston Villa, for Tuesday night’s game with Leicester. Well, expect another 10 changes for this one. Let’s get into it…

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Changes at the back

Dean Henderson will rotate back into the side in goal, after David de Gea featured against Leicester.

Expect Luke Shaw to play at left-back, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka on the right, after both players got 90 minutes rest on Tuesday night.

Central defence is a little trickier to call. Victor Lindelof will start, but with Harry Maguire out injured still, there is a dilemma over who will replace him.

If both players were rested, Eric Bailly would be the preferable choice. However, Bailly can’t realistically be asked to play 90 minutes twice in three days with his injury record, and United need to protect him for the Europa League final in case he is needed.


Axel Tuanzebe has barely played this season and he will jump at the chance to play again. He has done well previously when he has lined up alongside Lindelof.

Big guns are back in attack

A full overhaul is expected in attack. In midfield, Fred and Scott McTominay will return, as Solskjaer’s pairing of choice for big games.

A front four of Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, and Edinson Cavani up top, will give United a fearsome quartet for Liverpool to deal with.

Mason Greenwood will be on the bench, rested after starting the last three games.

Out: De Gea, Williams, Bailly, Telles, Van de Beek, Matic, Elanga, Amad, Mata, Greenwood

In: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw, Lindelof, Fred, McTominay, Fernandes, Pogba, Rashford, Cavani

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