Manchester United fans are delighted to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer make a big change to his midfielder pair for the game against Villarreal.
United they are back in Champions League action on Wednesday night as they look to finally get some points on the board in Group F after falling in a surprise 2-1 loss to BSC Young Boys last time out.
The defeat in Switzerland started a horrible streak for the Solskjaer side in which they have lost three of their last four matches, having also been defeated by West Ham United in the Carabao Cup and by Aston Villa in a Premier league accessory.
To stop the decline in form, Solskjaer has made a big change from his starting eleven for the reigning Europa League champions’ visit to Old Trafford.
The Norwegian has broken his favorite pairing of Fred and Scott McTominay at the base of midfield by dropping the Brazilian and returning Paul Pogba to a central role.
Fred has been poor so far this season and fans are happy that he was benched for the game and happy to see a more adventurous side, with only one defensive midfielder instead of two.
Starting XI of United vs Villarreal: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Telles; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo.
Substitutes: Heaton, Henderson, Bailly, Fred, Lingard, Mata, Matic, Van de Beek, Cavani, Elanga, Martial.
Villarreal starting XI: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Moreno; Parejo, Capoue, Trigueros; Pino, Alcacer; Groeneveld.
Substitutes: Asenjo, Gaspar, Iborra, Estupinan, Dia, Pena, Mandi, Gomez, Pedraza, Iosifov, Jorgensen.