Manchester United are back in action this weekend as they host Leicester City at Old Trafford in Saturday’s 3pm Premier League clash.
The Red Devils are in urgent need of a win after failing to pick up three points since their stunning 4-0 opening day victory over Chelsea.
Since then, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have taken on Wolves away, Crystal Palace at home and Southampton away, and somehow only come away with two points, so this could be an opportune time to look at sites such as sbobet and take a punt on a shock result for Leicester!
Remarkably, despite such a fine performance to score twice in that win, Marcus Rashford has since gone rapidly downhill with some hugely disappointing displays, having missed a penalty in that home defeat to Palace, whilst generally not looking anywhere near sharp enough in the opposition penalty area.
To make matters worse for the 21-year-old, he then ended up losing his place in Gareth Southgate’s England line up against Kosovo on Tuesday night, with Jadon Sancho coming in instead and playing far better than Rashford did in the 4-0 win over Bulgaria over the weekend.
If Solskjaer is brave enough, we think it’s time for him to show a little more trust to exciting wonderkid Mason Greenwood, who looks a more natural finisher to take Rashford’s place up front.
Greenwood had an impressive pre-season and looked set for a bigger first-team role this term than we’ve seen so far, but with Solskjaer failing to make signings to replace Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, he has to show he actually means business and trusts this crop of academy talent to develop and make an impact in the short and long term.
The teenager could also operate out wide, but with Anthony Martial set to return, we’ve gone for the Frenchman out wide on the left, with Greenwood at centre-forward, though we imagine the pair could quite effectively switch positions a bit to confuse the Leicester defence.
Could these two changes from the Southampton game, with Andreas Pereira also dropping out as Martial returns from injury, finally get Solskjaer’s side back on track for what would be a first win for over a month?
Unfortunately for MUFC, there remain areas of weakness all over this squad, and this line up isn’t going to solve all of Solskjaer’s problems.
Luke Shaw’s injury is very bad news as it means another start for Ashley Young, while fans will also be hoping the club can dip into the transfer market for a midfielder in January as Scott McTominay is surely not good enough to be a long-term option.
Still, this is going to be a long rebuilding process at Man Utd and giving youth like Greenwood a chance now seems important to helping the team in the long run.
Clearly, Rashford is either tired after playing so much at a young age, and could do without being automatic first choice week in, week out right now as it affects both him and the rest of the team.
Fans will hope a side like this takes to the pitch this weekend and can get the club back on track.