Underfire Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solkjaer is facing the biggest fight to save his job at Old Trafford amid reports that he may be axed should his side lose again against Everton on Saturday.
After back-to-back defeats; first against Arsenal and then Istanbul on Wednesday, the Norwegian is just a dead man walking at Old Trafford with his future hanging in the balance.
Former Tottenham Hotspurs Manager Mauricio Pochetino has reportedly been lined up to replace the Norwegian should the Glazier family say “enough is enough”.
To survive the likely unceremonious Manchester United exit after two years at the helm of the iconic club’s hot seat, Ole Gunnar should get his tactics right when his side take the Toffees over the weekend.
Part of Ole Gunnar’s biggest challenge has been his poor team selection. Will he repeat the same mistake on Saturday?
Already aware that his job is at risk, the Manchester United legend will not gamble on Saturday lest he will be stunned by Carlo Ancelloti’s high-flying side.
So, how should the Red Devils lineup on Saturday if they are to collect maximum points and save the Norwegian from imminent sack?
Possible Manchester United Lineup to play Everton ( Photo Courtesy)
Long-serving goalkeeper David De Gea’s position is not under any threat and will no doubt start from the sticks.
English defender Luke Shaw will line up at left back position with Aaron Wan- Bissaka lining up on the right.
At the heart of the defence, captain Harry Maguire will take charge and could be paired with exciting young talent Axel Tuanzebe.
In the defensive midfield position, summer signing Van de Beek will see out-of-form French midfielder Paul Pogba dropped to the bench.
The Dutch midfielder could be paired alongside Scott McTominay.
Portuguese star Bruno Fernandes will be deployed as a playmaker with Frenchman Anthony Martial leading the attack alongside Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
This squad will surely beat Everton and give beleaguered Ole Gunnar Solkjaer some breathing space, albeit temporarily.