Manchester United can get one step closer to this season’s UEFA Champions League knockout stages with a victory at home to Istanbul Basaksehir tonight.
We were surprisingly beaten 1-2 in Turkey three weeks ago but have followed that up with back-to-back victories over Everton and West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.
The two teams for this evening’s game at Old Trafford are confirmed as:
David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Donny van de Beek, Fred; Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Edinson Cavani
Substitutes: Dean Henderson, Lee Grant, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Axel Tuanzebe, Teden Mengi, Brandon Williams, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata, Facundo Pellistri, Daniel James, Mason Greenwood
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sticks with the same back four that kept a clean sheet versus West Brom over the weekend and David de Gea remains between the sticks too.
Donny van de Beek gets a rare start following his move from Ajax over the summer, whilst we confirmed earlier that Paul Pogba had not made the matchday squad.
The boss has gone with a very attacking lineup as Edison Cavani, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all start up front, with Bruno Fernandes in support.
Mert Gunok; Rafael, Martin Skrtel, Alexandru Epureanu, Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo; Berkay Ozcan, Edin Visca, Deniz Turuc, Irfan Kahveci, Nacer Chadli; Demba Ba
Substitutes: Volkan Babacan, Hasan Ahmet Kıvanc, Ali Kaldırım, Carlos Ponck, Emre Kaplan, Giuliano, Mahmut Tekdemir, Fredrik Gulbrandsen, Enes Karakus
Former Manchester United defender Rafael will start alongside Martin Skrtel in defence for Istanbul Basaksehir.
Former Tottenham Hotspur and West Brom attacker Nacer Chadli makes his first start for the Turkish side. Demba Ba’s only goal so far this season was against us.