Manchester United vs Huddersfield ( WON )
Manchester United vs Huddersfield
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- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got off to the dream start as Manchester United caretaker boss after thumping old club Cardiff 5-1 on Saturday.
- Solskjaer previously revealed he would give everyone in the squad a chance to impress during the busy festive period but will surely be tempted to avoid wholesale changes on Boxing Day given the manner of Saturday’s win.
- Alexis Sanchez has returned to Manchester for the final stages of his recovery and is not expected to feature against Huddersfield, while Romelu Lukaku is still on compassionate leave. Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard will all hope to keep their starting berths in attack.
- Fred or Andreas Pereira will be the first change in midfield, with Ander Herrera the most likely option to drop out.
- Huddersfield have four players guarenteed to miss out on the Boxing Day trip to Old Trafford.
- Rajiv van La Parra and Jonathan Hogg are also likely to miss out for Huddersfield.
- Erik Durm may rotate into the side if David Wagner turns to fresh legs given the quick turnaround between matches.
- Laurent Depoitre will also push for a starting berth but injuries will limit the amount of changes available for Wagner.Given the sharp turnaround between matches, Antonio Valencia or Diogo Dalot will replace Ashley Young at right-back and Eric Bailly could replace Phil Jones at the heat of United’s defence.
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started his spell as caretaker manager of Manchester United with a 5-1 win away to Cardiff. It’s the first time United have scored five goals in a single Premier League match since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game in charge five years ago.
- Huddersfield have lost five Premier League matches in a row and are remain four points adrift of safety. David Wagner’s side are heading to Old Trafford at the worst possible time for Solskjaer’s first home game in charge of the Red Devils. The home side will have their tails up on Boxing Day.
- United won their last home league match against Huddersfield 2-0 thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez. Neither will feature on Boxing Day but the home side should enjoy a similarly comfortable victory, as Solskjaer looks to build some momentum.