Five ways Man Utd’s midfield could line up for RB Leipzig with Van de Beek and Pogba included as Solskjaer plans changes

Five ways Man Utd’s midfield could line up for RB Leipzig with Van de Beek and Pogba included as Solskjaer plans changes

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is likely to ring the changes in midfield for Manchester United's home clash with RB Leipzig on Wednesday.

A win would put the Red Devils in a commanding position in Group H after their impressive 2-1 victory against Paris Saint-Germain.

And while United's European campaign is off to a flyer, the same can't be said about their Premier League form.

A 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Sunday left Solskjaer facing criticism with his side struggling in 15th.

He particularly came under the spotlight for his treatment of Donny van de Beek who he overlooked yet again.

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The £40million summer signing has yet to make a start this season with Holland Marco Van Basten hitting out at Solskjaer.

But he could be tempted to hand him his first start against the Bundesliga side with plenty of competition in the middle of the park.

Paul Pogba could also come back into the frame with his last start coming in the 6-1 defeat to Tottenham.

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With Nemanja Matic protecting the defence, it could give Pogba and Van de Beek the licence to be creative.

Solskjaer will feel the Serbian's quality will be vital with United's leaky defence while Van de Beek has shown glimpses of his potential going forward.

The Dutchman has the ability to find pockets of space which was evident with eight goals in 23 league appearances for Ajax last season.

Bruno Fernandes appears undroppable at the moment for Solskjaer.

If Solskjaer resists the urge to rest him, the Portuguese will occupy the No10 role with Scott McTominay and Van De Beek slotting in behind.

McTominay has started in United's last three matches.

Solskjaer could also revert back to the same midfield that beat PSG.

Fred's energy helped nulify Neymar's threat while McTominay also offers defensive reassurance.

But with United playing at home, the boss may be tempted to add a more creative spark in midfield.

The midfield trio have played together regularly particularly last season.

They offer balance in the middle of the park and Pogba has the ability to push forward and contribute in attack.

This was evident in the win over PSG when he assisted Marcus Rashford's winner.

Solskjaer may be tempted to rest Rashford and bring in youngster Mason Greenwood.

Juan Mata has enjoyed a resurgence of form this season and prove vital in the link up play between midfield and attack.

With Pogba and Van de Beek behind, this is the most attacking midfield Solskjaer could opt to go for.

It is unlikely he will start with the trio but could be introduced if the Red Devils need a goal.

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