Manchester United’s preparations are in full swing for the final match of the season away at Leicester City.

The match on Sunday will be settle the issue of Champions League qualification.

A win or draw will be enough for United, while a defeat could still work if Chelsea lose to Wolves.

So manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has decisions to make over his starting XI for the fixture.

Solskjaer has shown over the past few weeks that he knows his best team, and it is likely he goes with it, if he is able to, fitness permitting.

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One or two changes

One change looks certain, and that will be Aaron Wan-Bissaka coming in for Timothy Fosu-Mensah at right-back.

In goal David de Gea is likely to start, having kept his place on Wednesday after his FA Cup error. For better or worse, United will stick by him on Sunday.

The second change could come at left-back. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told his press conference that he will give Luke Shaw time to prove his fitness ahead of the game.

We are going to take a leap of faith here, and predict that Luke Shaw will start. If he doesn’t, then it will be Brandon Williams filling in again.

Front six secure?

United’s midfield is likely to be the same as it was against West Ham, with a midfield trio of Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.


Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial will lead the line up front.

If there is a change then it could come in the midfield three, if Solskjaer has fitness concerns over Matic and prefers the energy of Fred or Scott McTominay, who are more rested up.

But based on what we have seen and Solskjaer’s increased reliance on the Serbian, it is likely he asks him for one last push over the 90 minutes on Sunday.

Gameweek 38: Fantasy football view

If you are relying on this week to clinch your fantasy football league or spring a late surprise, Marcus Rashford may be your man.

He has four goals against Leicester in his career so far, including in his last two matches against them.

Bruno Fernandes is the safest best for points as he is averaging a goal or assist every game since joining United.

Who is on the bench?

Expect to see Sergio Romero, Juan Mata, Scott McTominay, Fred and Eric Bailly. Then we may also have the versatility of Timothy Fosu-Mensah as an option.

Jesse Lingard, Dan James and Andreas Pereira will likely compete for two spots, although whether any of them make it onto the pitch is another matter.

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