Manchester United are back in action this week in the Champions League, taking on RB Leipzig.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a few tricky decisions to make over his team selection.

Here is a look at changes for United to consider making…

Switch back to 3-4-1-2

United had success with this formation against PSG and RB Leipzig are a very dangerous side.

They are capable of ripping apart United’s 4-2-3-1 like Tottenham did with their ability to attack from wide areas.

This would also enable United to bring in Axel Tuanzebe to start, without having to choose which of Maguire or Lindelof to drop.

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Drop Dan James

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has started James in the last two league matches.

Against Chelsea he simply wasn’t very good, and United simply have better options available.

If United switch formation too, there will be no need for a left winger. But even if the team go with 4-2-3-1, we would rather see Donny van de Beek get a chance out wide.


Rest Marcus Rashford

Everybody loves Marcus Rashford, but United should rest him for this fixture, even if there are two striker spots available.

Quite simply, United have other strong options. Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood are both desperate for starts.

Anthony Martial is also not suspended, and United should use him considering he cannot play against Arsenal next Sunday.

Rashford should at least drop out of the starting line up and make do with a spot on the bench.

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Take out Scott McTominay

There is no need for United to go with a midfield of Fred and Scott McTominay for a fourth successive game.

Perhaps keep Fred in, but McTominay should drop out – and United have many alternatives.

Any of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, or Donny van de Beek could come in alongside him, depending on how United want to approach the game.

United have so many options, that it makes sense for United to use them, especially considering the energy exerted by McTominay over the past week.

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