Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has welcomed back the fit-again Nemanja Matic to the starting XI for Manchester United’s Europa League clash against AZ Alkmaar.
Nemanja Matic is back into the Manchester United starting lineup for their final Group L UEFA Europa League clash against Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar. The Serbian hadn’t played since the reverse fixture back in October, but having recovered from his injury, he has been reinstated into the Manchester United midfield by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Matic partners academy graduate James Garner in the double pivot for Manchester United, while Juan Mata gets the nod as the attacking midfielder for the Red Devils. Flanking the Spanish playmaker are Anthony Martial and Andreas Pereira, who will be looking to make an impression after a few disappointing displays recently.
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The Manchester United attack will be spearheaded by teenage forward Mason Greenwood, with Marcus Rashford dropping out to the bench. Tahith Chong is another attacking reinforcement Solskjaer can call upon from the bench.
Axel Tuanzebe starts at the heart of the defence alongside the ever-present figure of Harry Maguire. The full-back slots will be occupied by captain Ashley Young and breakout star Brandon Williams. Sergio Romero gets the nod in goal against his former employers, in what will be his 50th appearance for Manchester United.
Manchester United Confirmed XI: Romero; Young, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Williams; Garner, Matic; Pereira, Mata, Martial; Greenwood