Here are your Manchester United morning headlines on Wednesday, September 22.
Changes in the Carabao Cup?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have plenty of options on Wednesday night as he names his Manchester United starting XI for the Carabao Cup fixture against West Ham.
The Hammers will want revenge for the Premier League defeat three days ago while United will be looking to register two wins in successive matches against tonight’s visitors to Old Trafford.
Solskjaer has confirmed that Jesse Lingard will play and that Anthony Elanga and Alex Telles will be a part of the squad.
Expect a heavily rotated side as United look to the lift their first trophy under the Norwegian and their first League Cup since 2017 when Jose Mourinho was in charge.
Read predicted starting line-up here.
Phil Jones makes the squad
Speaking of the squad to face the Hammers, Phil Jones is another name that has been confirmed for the League Cup squad.
Jones has not played for the first-team since a FA Cup tie in January 2020, in which he managed to get on the scoresheet.
A long-standing knee problem has plagued the 29-year-old and kept him out of action for well over a year, having undergone surgery during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020.
Having now returned to training and with some behind closed doors friendlies under his belt, Jones could be in line to play a role against David Moyes’ side.
Read the full story here.
Young Red Devils shine
One United team that has already won this midweek is Neil Wood’s Under-21 team.
Playing Bradford City in the Papa John’s Trophy, the next generation of Red Devils started slow but ran out eventual winners thanks to goals from Charlie Savage, Joe Hugill and Dillon Hoogewerf.
Teden Mengi and Shola Shoretire featured, which rules them out of the game against West Ham, but there was no Hannibal Mejbri, could we see him in action on Wednesday night?
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