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Man Utd predicted line-up vs West Ham as Solskjaer faces Rashford decision

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sweating over Marcus Rashford’s fitness ahead of Manchester United’s trip to West Ham on Saturday evening.

Rashford suffered a shoulder injury in the defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in midweek and is facing a late test to prove his fitness ahead of the trip to the London Stadium.

“His shoulder stopped him finishing the game [vs PSG],” said the United boss. “He’s getting treatment and hopefully he’ll be part of the squad that travels. He’s having treatment.”

Solskjaer must also make a decision over whether to include Fred against the Irons or drop the Brazilian after his costly sending off against PSG.

Rashford is facing a late test to prove his fitness

Fred was dismissed in the 70th minute of the Champions League fixture the minute after United went 2-1 down, and the 10-man Red Devils went on to lose 3-1 at Old Trafford.

Nonetheless, Solskjaer may choose to persevere with the midfielder in light of his suspension from next Tuesday’s trip to RB Leipzig.

The 27-year-old may partner Donny van de Beek, while Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic are other available options.

Solskjaer must decide whether to start Fred or drop him after his costly sending off

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Ahead of the midfield duo, Mason Greenwood is expected to come in on the right flank in place of Rashford, while Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani will likely keep their places in attack.

In defence, Solskjaer is expected to name an unchanged back four to the one which started against the Ligue 1 giants.

Captain Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are likely to continue their partnership at centre-back, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Alex Telles should get the nod in the full-back slots.

Luke Shaw is nearing a return to fitness after suffering a thigh injury, but the trip to east London comes too soon for the Englishman.

Finally, David de Gea overcame a knee injury sustained last weekend to face PSG and he is almost a certainty to be handed the gloves once more.

What changes would you make to the predicted starting XI below? Have your say here.

Man Utd predicted XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Fred, Van de Beek; Greenwood, Fernandes, Martial; Cavani




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