4-3-3: Pogba starts, Lukaku benched in Man United probable line-up vs Cardiff

It is a new era at Manchester United, this follows from the sack of Jose Mourinho as the manager of the club this week. He is the first to be fired in the first half of the season since Ron Atkinson in 1986.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer  has the herculean tax of proving Jose Mourinho’s failed at United by turning the form and fortunes of the side. Mourinho was heavily criticised for using an obsolete tactics but it is only the response of the players that would justify the criticism meted on the Special one.

For Solskjaer, his task would be to end the season in top four places on the table. Although United are already 11 points adrift fourth place, it is doable if the Red Devils pick form before the start of the second half of the season.

Man Utd Injuries

Solskjaer has inherited a thin squad from Mourinho, with up to seven key players ruled out of action with various injuries.

Luke Shaw has missed the last five games for United due to a muscular injury and he is on this with Marcos Rojo.

Victor Lindelof is a major doubt while Chris Smalling is not very fit.

Scott McTominay traveled with United squad that lose to Valencia but he pulled out of the squad during the warm up. There is no telling is he is back.

Sanchez is yet out due to a hamstring injury. He will not be back until the new year while Lukaku did not training on Wednesday and Thursday.

Man Utd Starting Line-Up