Three huge decisions Solskjaer faces ahead of United's Leipzig clash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to get his team selection right for Manchester United’s Champions League decider with RB Leizpig.

While some positions like Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back pick themselves, others are trickier to predict.

Here is a look at three huge decisions facing Solskjaer ahead of Tuesday night’s game…

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Who starts in goal?

David de Gea sat out at the weekend as an injury precaution and Dean Henderson stepped up.

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Henderson is not considered a downgrade in any way other than big match experience.

Some fans may even consider the England international an upgrade over De Gea after an inconsistent 12 months.

This decision may be slightly guided by De Gea’s fitness. Solskjaer may simply prefer Henderson,

Which formation to go with?

There is a case for any of the three formations United have utilised this season, the 3-4-1-2, 4-2-3-1, and 3-4-1-2.

The latter with three at the back worked in Paris, but United have not utilised it since. It may depend on whether Luke Shaw is considered ready to return.

United used the diamond formation against Leipzig at Old Trafford and it worked a treat. But perhaps it will be better to change it up this time?

The 4-2-3-1 is United’s most frequently used formation. The heavy defeat to Spurs early in the season using it may give Solskjaer some doubts about using it against a tactician like Julian Nagelsmann.

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Who starts in attack?

This decision will be guided by both injuries and the decision over formation.

If fully fit, Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani are both the most likely two player to start.

If Cavani is not good to go, then it will be between Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial.

If there is room for a third forward, then the Greenwood v Martial debate is on there too.

Greenwood is the one full of confidence after scoring at the weekend, and Martial dealing with a minor injury counts against him.

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