Manchester United will name one of the youngest teams in their illustrious history today as they take on Astana in Kazakhstan.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken a much-changed squad to the freezing cold conditions with United's place in the last 32 of the Europa League already secure.
The Norwegian has already confirmed four debutants for the clash with Jesse Lingard to skipper the Red Devils.
United are two points clear of second-placed AZ Alkmaar at the top of Group L and six clear of Partizan Belgrade in third. Astana sit bottom on zero points.
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Astana XI: Eric, Rukavina, Logvinenko, Postnikov, Shomko, Maevski, Sigurjonsson, Beysebekov, Rotariu, Murtazayev, Khizhnichenko
Manchester United XI: Grant, Laird, Bernard, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Garner, Levitt, Chong, Lingard, Gomes, Greenwood
Here’s how the two sides will line up this afternoon...
Astana: Eric, Rukavina, Logvinenko, Postnikov, Shomko, Maevski, Sigurjonsson, Beysebekov, Rotariu, Murtazayev, Khizhnichenko
Manchester United: Grant, Laird, Bernard, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Garner, Levitt, Chong, Lingard, Gomes, Greenwood
Lingard vows to prove he is worth United captaincy
Jesse Lingard is determined to show he has what it takes to be a leader as he prepares to captain Manchester United tonight.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken a young squad with him as he readies his side for their Europa League clash against Astana.
Lingard, Axel Tuanzebe, Luke Shaw and third choice goalkeeper Lee Grant are the only four senior players present.
The quartet are expected to lead from the front and Lingard is ready to do exactly that having sought more responsibility.
“It’s a massive honour,” said the 26-year-old academy graduate.
“I said at the start of the season I’d like to be more of a leader type of person, on and off the field. You know, being one of the most senior players in the squad.
”Now is the perfect time to show that.“
Lingard has divided opinion over the past few months having experienced a huge downturn in form that mirrors United’s.
He was a star performer upon Solskjaer’s arrival, but his performances have seen him lose his spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
Nevertheless, the United boss has complete faith in the midfielder to thrive after choosing to give him the armband.
He said: “Jesse will be captain. He’s a really good character in this group. He’s had his challenges over the last few months but he’s coming back into his own now.”
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