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Matchday plan: Manchester United

Matchday plan: Manchester United

Well, last weekend did not go to script did it United fans? Still, with a nice break away from the Premier League, it really is a must win game for the Red Devils in the FA Cup. The momentum can’t stop. Too much has happened since the sacking of Jose Mourinho at the turn of the year to allow this season to fade away. 

So, after last weekends’ dismal performance at the Emirates, one that has also given up fourth spot, for the time being, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer will look to continue the hunt for silverware with a trip to Wolves later on today. Despite the success under Louis van Gaal in 2016, every Red reading this will agree that the FA Cup is a trophy to have eluded them for far too long and – considering their trophy haul over the years – hasn’t been brought back to the Theatre of Dreams enough.

So, eager for success, there is certainly a change of personnel that must be considered for the Red Devils in this important FA Cup clash.

Here’s our verdict.

Drop Nemanja Matic 

After coming back into the side from injury against the Gunners, Nemanja Matic really struggled with the pace of the game and had many wondering if he was truly back to match fitness. Though certainly a useful tool at his best, the Serbian looks absolutely awful when at his worst.

Despite being used in the FA Cup games against Arsenal and Chelsea, it can be argued that the 30-year-old just isn’t back up to match speed yet, proven by his performance at the Emirates. Indeed, it may be time for Matic to take a step back and let the young guns come in and revitalise the United midfield.

Start Andreas Pereira 

What an exciting time for the 23-year-old as it looks as if he has finally found his place within Old Trafford! Being utilised by his Norwegian coach, fans have been treated to hard-working, and quite brilliant performances from the young Brazilian, who looks every inch a United player.

After being dropped against Arsenal, despite the historic night in Paris, United fans will be eager to see Ole put Pereira’s name back on the team sheet for Wolves later on today.

Bagging himself what was a truly special goal as well as an assist in his last domestic outing, Pereira will be keen to get back onto the pitch and bring the intensity and speed that others in the United midfield cannot provide.

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