Manchester United have already secured top spot in Group F and as such new manager Ralf Rangnick will likely use this week’s Champions League clash with Young Boys to test a number of his lesser used squad players.
The Old Trafford side have been in one of the most unpredictable Champions League group from a betting perspective, but have managed to make it to matchday six with their spot in the next round secured.
have a tight fixture list in December and Wednesday’s clash undoubtedly offers an opportunity for the German manager to rest a number of star players, while running the rule over his back-up options.
As such, in defence we’re likely to see a return for Dean Henderson between the posts as he takes David de Gea’s spot. Along the back four we can expect to see Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly and Aaron Wan-Bissaka take up their preferred positions.
Rangnick has opted for a narrow 4-2-2-2 formation, which means we’ll likely see a midfield duo of Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic, with the latter stepping in for Fred. In front of them we could see a rare start for Donny van de Beek, alongside Jesse Lingard in two No.10 roles.
Up front we can expect to see Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford get dropped in favour of Mason Greenwood and Anthony Elanga, as Rangnick gives both fringe players an opportunity to prove their worth in front of goal.