Jesse Lingard dons the armband for Manchester United while three players make their debuts as they get set to take on Astana in the Europa League.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made wholesale changes to the side that was held to a 3-3 draw by Sheffield United on Sunday as Manchester United prepare to lock horns with Astana in the Europa League.

Lee Grant makes his first start for the Red Devils, with young Matej Kovar being his backup on the bench. In defence, Solskjaer has picked two debutants, with right-back Ethan Laird and central defender Di’Shon Bernard featuring for the very first time for the Manchester United first-team.

Bernard will partner Axel Tuanzebe at the heart of the Manchester United defence against Astana, with Luke Shaw completing the defensive line. The third debutant of the day is Dylan Levitt, who has James Garner for company in the midfield double pivot.

Jesse Lingard dons the armband for Manchester United and will reprise the no. 10 role. Lingard is surrounded by three fellow academy graduates, with Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong being the two wide men, while Mason Greenwood will lead the line against Astana.

Manchester United Starting XI: Grant; Laird, Bernard, Tuanzebe, Shaw; Garner, Levitt; Chong, Lingard, Gomes; Greenwood

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