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Pogba and Cavani set to start? – How Man United could line up against Everton

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to guard against complacency as his in-form Manchester United side travel to Goodison Park in the English League Cup.

 
10:39am on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
By
Stefan Bienkowski

With just one defeat in their last five games and coming off the back of a tremendous 6-2 victory over Leeds United, it’s fair to say Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United team go into this League Cup fixture against Everton in good spirits.

However, Solskjaer’s side do seem to have a habit of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory and as such the Old Trafford boss will have to ensure he picks the right team to avoid defeat and another early elimination from a cup competition.

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Perhaps Solskjaer’s most important decision will be which shot-stopper he puts between the posts against Everton. Dean Henderson has been favoured in the cup competitions, but the young keeper did make a high-profile mistake in a recent clash with Sheffield United.

Defence will also likely see a few changes too, with Luke Shaw having to go off in the weekend victory after being struck with illness. He’s now a doubt for this match and should be replaced by Alex Telles at left-back.

Similarly, the Old Trafford manager will perhaps have to make do without Scott McTominary, despite his brace of goals and an assist against Leeds. The Scotland international picked up a groin injury after the match and is likely to make way for Paul Pogba in the middle of the pitch.

Solskjaer may also look to make some changes up front too, with Edinson Cavani now back and ready to play for the side. The Uruguayan striker may be expected to start up front, with support from Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford on either flank.

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