Manchester United were humiliated by relegation threatened Watford at the weekend and that brought the end of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure at the club.
Another legend in the form of Michael Carrick has taken charge for now and the retired midfielder will manage his first game tonight in the Champions League against Villareal.
In the goal, De Gea has been making crucial saves but the defense has let him down in the current campaign. The Spaniard must start in the goal vs the Yellow Submarine.
As far as the backline is concerned, Luke Shaw has been average this term and in his place, Alex Telles must return to start in the left back role. Maguire is suspended from next weekend’s PL game against Chelsea, so, he would likely start tonight with Lindelof in the central defense.
In the center of the park, Donny van de Beek scored Man Utd’s only goal vs the Hornets and the Dutch international should be given the nod to make his first start since September. He may feature with Fred in the midfield.
As far as the attack is concerned, Sancho has gone 14 games without scoring or creating a goal for his new club and he should be benched. Lingard could return to start on the right flank.
The likes of Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo would likely retain their starting places in the attack. Here is Carrick’s strongest possible Man Utd XI vs Villareal.