Manchester United will travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace in their next English Premier League fixture.
United are short of options for this fixture after several players suffered from injury during their much-anticipated clash against Liverpool at Old Trafford. This might to lead United, and Solskjaer, handing chances to a few youngster, who will be eager to make a mark.
Manchester United travel to Selhurst Park without many of their key players which include Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Phil jones, Nemanja Matic, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian. This leaves a chance that younger players like Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong, and James Garner could play a part for the visitors on Thursady.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, asked about this, said, “They’ve been part of our training for a long time now. Angel been’s in the successful with England Under-17s, the 2017 team with [Jadon] Sancho, [Phil] Foden and [Callum] Hudson-Odoi, he’s been a big part and definitely shown he’ll do well.”
The Norwegian said that United’s young midfielder James Garner is Michael Carrick but 20 years younger. The tactician said, “James Garner is a Michael Carrick but 20 years younger, I’m sure he’ll do well and Chongy will be taking people on if he comes on. “
“They’re ready, the kids, it’s hard if you’re a defender coming on but as an attacker you go out there and express yourself, they can win the game not lose it for you.” the coach added.
The match against Crystal Palace is a must-win for Manchester United if they are aiming for a spot in the top-four. United’s draw against Liverpool has helped Arsenal leapfrog their rivals to fourth with 53 points from 27 games while United have 52.
All these youngsters are talented and could prove crucial for United against Crystal Palace. With injuries forcing Solskjaer to make numerous changes, it will be interesting to see which all youngsters make the cut. Will James Garner, a 20-year younger Michael Carrick, be given the chance to showcase his talent? Will Angel Gomes or Tahith Chong feature for United against Palace, placed 13th in the points table?