How Man Utd could line-up against LASK with Solskjaer set to unleash kids including Teden Mengi and Ethan Galbraith

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MANCHESTER UNITED are set to unleash the kids as they take on LASK on Wednesday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Co take on the Austrian minnows in the second-leg of their Europa League last-16 tie leading 5-0 from the away leg.

How Man Utd could line up against LASK on Wednesday

Now back at Old Trafford, the United boss could give the likes of Teden Mengi and Ethan Galbraith a run-out.

The pair have been knocking on the door of the first-team all season.

Now, with a more-than comfortable five-goal cushion to rest on, Solskjaer could stick speedy centre-back Mengi into the starting XI.

Man Utd have been crying out for a new, long-term partner for captain Harry Maguire all season.

And Mengi, 18, could be given the chance to show the boss just what he can do.

Meanwhile, Galbraith, 19, is set to be given the chance to start in the heart of midfield.

The Northern Irish ace may be played alongside Scott McTominay in a young, energetic deep tandem.


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Solskjaer could opt to go with experience for the Europa League tie

Brandon Williams – fresh from signing a new four-year contract – is certain to start at left-back with Luke Shaw injured.

And Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Maguire should start in defence to complement the youngsters, along with cup stopper Sergio Romero.

Further up, Mason Greenwood is likely to be given the chance to play as the sole striker, despite shining out wide alongside Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial post-lockdown.

Tahith Chong and Daniel James could start on the flanks supporting him, with Bruno Fernandes set to continue in his No10 role in the midst of a red-hot run of form.

However, Solskjaer could opt for experience in a bid to ensure their quarter-final place is safe.

The United boss could opt to start the likes of Paul Pogba, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic, as well as Rashford and Martial.

Man Utd could pick all the kids for the second-leg, leading 5-0

MAN UTD SQUAD vs LASK

GK: David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant, Nathan Bishop.

CB: Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Ethan Laird, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Teden Mengi.

FB: Diogo Dalot, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams. 

MID: Andreas Pereira, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Ethan Galbraith, James Garner, Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba.

ATT: Tahith Chong, Mason Greenwood, Odion Ighalo, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford.

But if the Norwegian decides to go all-out on the youngster front, it could mean starts for the likes of goalkeeper Nathan Bishop, 20, and defender Ethan Laird, 19, and 20-year-old centre-mid James Garner.

Solskjaer has challenged his squad – whose late run secured third place in the Premier League and a Champions League spot for next term – to win the Europa League and use it as a stepping stone to future glory.

He roared: “This team has developed through the season.

“We were delighted to finish third in the Premier League and the next step is to get your hands on a trophy.

“We have been to two semi-finals this season in the EFL Cup and FA Cup now we want to go one step further and win something.

“I remember when this club won the Premier League for the first time, things really started with winning the FA Cup before that.

“When you win that first trophy as a player you are hungry for more.

“I remember at Molde winning the title for the time in their 100-year history and they went on to win it four more times in the next eight or nine years.

“So it will be a big step forward for us to get our hands on a trophy.”



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