Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has some seriously tough selection decisions to make against Chelsea.

There will be a temptation simply to largely stick with the same XI which won away at Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.

One change is necessary, with Anthony Martial suspended for this fixture at Old Trafford.

Edinson Cavani Trains at Manchester United
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Fortunately United have two extra striker options available, with Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani available, the club website has confirmed.

Harry Maguire is also likely to come back into defence after being passed fit.

The first big question is really whether United go with a 4-2-3-1 formation or stick with the 3-4-1-2 which was so successful in Paris.


If pressed to pick a two-man central defence, United will likely go with Maguire and Lindelof, resting Tuanzebe for the Champions League in midweek.

Alex Telles or Luke Shaw becomes a decision at left-back, probably with the Brazilian getting the nod.


Central midfield is a big debate. At least one of Fred and Scott McTominay should start after the success of the last two games – but we would expect Paul Pogba comes in to break up the partnership.

Marcus Rashford could lead the line again, with Juan Mata and Donny van de Beek providing support.

United could then bring Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood off the bench if chasing a goal, a deadly combination.


If United do go with three at the back, it is probable Tuanzebe retains his place, although Luke Shaw is an option.

Midfield once again is a contentious choice, but for the sake of consistency here we will go with a Fred and Paul Pogba axis.

Up front United have a choice of who should partner Marcus Rashford in attack.

Selecting Cavani could energise United and put fear into Chelsea, while Greenwood could replace him as super-sub.

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