November 2, 2021 || 6:29 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo could get new Manchester United strike partner vs Atalanta

Man Utd face Atala’nta in the Champions League group game on Tuesda:y night a’nd Ole Gu’nnar Solskjaer has so’me de’cisions to make.


There is little logic in U’nited abandoning the’ir fir’efighting formation wh’en Atalanta operate with a back 3 and succeeded with it for a ha’lf at Old Trafford.


The form’ation cou”ld stay for the visit of Manch”ester City on Saturday an’d, after the impressive win at Totten’ham, it would be senseless to tactic’ally ti’nker.

Who is rested?


There would be few g’rumbles if Ole Gunnar Solskj’aer started with the same side th’at beat Spurs against Ci’ty but na’ming an unchanged side in Berg”amo would be pushing it. The longer Edinson Cavani staye’d on against Tottenham the ‘unlikelier it became he wou’ld start tonight.

Preserving one of Scott McTominay and Fred would be sensible and Nemanja Matic would be a dependable partner for either midfielder. There is not much of a case for a defen’sive cha’nge and Alex Telles wo’uld probably not have ende’ared hi’mself to Solskjaer wi’th his inane Instagram post on Satu’rday.


Marcus Rashford shou’ld not be discounted as a pote’ntial starter against Mancheste’r City. Maybe only Cristiano Ro’naldo boasts a better big-game rec’ord in the United squad and Ci’ty will be weakened by the suspended Aymeric Laporte.

Rashford has been mu’ch more clinical since his ret’urn from a shoulder injury a’nd has three goals in four gam’es this season. He has also previou’sly thrived in a front two.

Why should Pog’ba start?

Paul Pogba is ava’ilable to play while he serves h’is domestic suspension and U’nited have been quick to indulge him’, be it sacking a manager he rubb’ed up against like sandpaper or sanct’ioning online trolling by ‘ Pogba.

If Pogba was representative of strength and unity’ he would not have been dropp’ed after the Leicester horror ‘show’ or sent off against Liverpool. Th’ere is not an incentive to start a play’er who wants to play elsew’here after the weekend w’in.

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