Manchester United’s Europa League adventure continues tonight in a knockout tie.

United face Danish side FC Copenhagen and former Red Devils’ youngster Guillermo Varela.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has team selection decisions to make tonight, based around how strong a side he wants to field.

Will he revert to the same Premier League line-up he fielded, or will this wait until the semi-final?

Some decisions are certainties. Paul Pogba will come in for Fred. Marcus Rashford will replace Dan James and Anthony Martial will start ahead of Odion Ighalo. Others are worth a discussion at least…

Manchester United v LASK - UEFA Europa League Round of 16: Second Leg
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Sergio Romero or David de Gea?

It is likely Sergio Romero gets the nod. He has been impressive throughout the Europa League campaign and has featured in every knockout tie so far.

After the FA Cup semi-final debacle, Solskjaer owes Romero a chance. But he showed faith in De Gea then, mistakenly, and a repeat cannot be ruled out.

Eric Bailly or Victor Lindelof?

Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof’s partnership has been impressive, but Bailly deserves a run in the team.

With an eye on a possible final against Inter, Bailly will be better equipped than Lindelof to handle Romelu Lukaku, and so Solskjaer should consider sticking with him.

Manchester United v LASK - UEFA Europa League Round of 16: Second Leg
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Timothy Fosu-Mensah or Aaron Wan-Bissaka?

We have no doubt Wan-Bissaka will come back in for the semi-final if we get there, yet it is possible Solskjaer selects Fosu-Mensah for one more game.

 

He wants to see what he has in the Dutchman and he could get another chance to show what he can do in a game with more on the line.

Nemanja Matic or Scott McTominay?

While Nemanja Matic is probably United’s best partner for Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay should get a chance to stake his claim alongside the Frenchman.

Matic cannot play every game and with an eye on next season too, United should trust McTominay here.

Manchester United v LASK - UEFA Europa League Round of 16: Second Leg
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Juan Mata or Bruno Fernandes?

Mata delivered against LASK with four key passes and two assists. There is an argument to reward him for that performance with another start.

Fernandes can contribute from the bench if required, and then return for the last four.

Jesse Lingard or Mason Greenwood?

This is another dilemma whether to reward one player who contributed on Thursday night or not. Lingard was substituted after his goal, possibly with an eye on this fixture.

Greenwood could be another high-impact substitute for United to use if he does not start the game.

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