[4-1-2-1-2] Man Utd XI vs Cardiff: Greenwood and Rashford to Start upfront + 4 Changes made in likely Lineup

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Eric Bailly (knee) remains on the sidelines and Romelu Lukaku (hamstring) is expected to remain out, while Alexis Sanchez (ankle) is a fresh injury concern after picking up a knock in the 1-1 draw with Huddersfield.

Sergio Romero (knee), Mason Greenwood (unspecified) and Jesse Lingard (knee) have been pictured back in training and could all return to the matchday squad, with Greenwood potentially in line for a start given his manager’s comments last week about hoping to see him in action against Cardiff.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer indeed said on Friday that he would “start with one or two kids” at Old Trafford, so Greenwood could be deployed alongside Marcus Rashford with Anthony Martial said to be a doubt and indeed having crossed swords with his manager in the last fortnight regarding the player’s attitude.

Youngsters James Garner, Dylan Levitt, Arnau Puigmal, Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes have all trained with the first-team squad this week and could also be involved.

Solskjaer said that Ander Herrera “might play” amid much uncertainty over his future and added that Antonio Valencia, who is out of contract in the summer, “could play a part” in his farewell match – whether the Ecuadorian starts or features as a substitute remains to be seen but Ashley Young’s pitch-time looks at risk either way.

Chris Smalling, Diogo Dalot and Marcos Rojo are alternatives in defence, with Andreas Pereira and Fred options in midfield.

Matteo Darmian’s partner is reportedly due to give birth so the back-up full-back may not be involved.


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