A 4-0 first leg lead means Manchester United are able to rest players for the return fixture against Real Sociedad in the Europa League round of 32 on Thursday.
With a Premier League game against Chelsea coming up this weekend, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will look to rotate his stars out of the side to give them a rest while giving important minutes to some fringe players.
A win isn’t necessarily needed, but the Reds will be keen to keep their momentum going after back-to-back victories. Lets take a look at the starting lineup they should go with to be able to balance the best of both worlds.
1. Goalkeeper and Defenders
Dean Henderson (GK) – The cup goalkeeper of choice so far this season, Henderson will start once again here.
Brandon Williams (RB) – The academy graduate could do with some first-team minutes and with no pressure in this game, it would be a good time to rest Aaron Wan-Bissaka too.
Eric Bailly (CB) – He started the first leg and his pace was key against Alexander Isak, so he should keep his place for the return game.
Axel Tuanzebe (CB) – With Victor Lindelof’s persistent back issues and Harry Maguire a yellow card away from missing the next game, Tuanzebe should get the nod.
Alex Telles (LB) – The understudy to Luke Shaw so far this season, Telles has performed well and deserves to start this game.
Nemanja Matic (CM) – Matic’s performance in the second half in particular against Newcastle was impressive and he deserves a start again.
Fred (CM) – Injuries in central midfield means Solskjaer’s options are limited, so Fred will start once again.
Juan Mata (AM) – After a short while away, Mata has returned to the squad and is due a start in his preferred role to rest Bruno Fernandes.
Mason Greenwood (RW) – The youngster is due a goal and will start here in the hope of adding to his tally for the season.
Anthony Martial (ST) – With Cavani out injured, Martial needs to take this opportunity to give the manager a selection headache after a poor season so far.
Daniel James (LW) – The Welsh winger has scored in each of his last three appearances for the Reds and his pace caused problems in the first leg so he’ll start here once again.