Chelsea could lose 1st game under Tuchel as Man United's top striker set to return into Solskjaer's squad

Chelsea could lose 1st game under Tuchel as Man United's top striker set to return into Solskjaer's squad

- Edinson Cavani, Scott McTominay and Van de Beek are available for selection when Man United face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

- Of the three, only Cavani and McTominay could get the nod in the starting XI, with Van de Beek expected to make the bench

- Paul Pogba and Hannibal Mejbri are expected to play no role in the clash, with Dan James facing a late assessment test to establish if he can be involved

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in line to welcome back the trio of Edinson Cavani, Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay when Man United take on Chelsea on Sunday, February 28.

How Man United could line-up vs Chelsea with 3 key players set for return
Paul Pogba and Hannibal Mejbri are expected to play no role in the clash, with Dan James facing a late assessment test to establish if he can be involved. Photo by Simon Stacpoole.
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All the three players have been out injured for a couple of days, missing vital matches including United's double-header against Real Sociedad in the last 32 of the Europa League.

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The crucial tie come in the backdrop of a fine run of results for both teams, with Chelsea in particular under new boss Thomas Tuchel.

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The Blues are currently unbeaten in all eight fixtures Tuchel has managed them, with the German tactician picking 14 points from the available 18 in the league.

Solskjaer will therefore be wary of the in-form Chelsea side, a scenario that could see him assemble a strong team to tackle Tuchel's men.

The Norwegian rested a couple of first team players during their second leg meeting with Sociedad, affording the youth a some minutes under their belts.

As such, it is given the United boss will name a much-changed squad for the Chelsea tie, with Dean Henderson expected to make way for David de Gea in goal.

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Harry Maguire and Eric Bailly could be paired at the heart of defence, with Luke Shaw making a return on the left alongside Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

With Paul Pogba still unavailable for selection, Fred and McTominay could be drafted in the midfield alongside Bruno Fernandes who is an obvious starter.

Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood are set to take their places upfront, with Anthony Martial dropping to the bench for Edinson Cavani in attack.

A win at Stamford Bridge will see the Red Devils solidify their place in second as they keep pace with leaders Man City.

Possible Man United starting line-up vs Chelsea:

Goalkeeper: David de Gea

Defenders: Shaw, Maguire, Bailly, Wan-Bissaka

Midfielders: Fred, McTominay, Fernandes

Forwards: Rashford, Cavani, Greenwood

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Paul Pogba's £3million home is the dream home of every player because of its incredible features, Daily Mail.

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The Frenchman designed his home to relieve him of boredom with his family, especially during the lockdown period.

The 27-year-old shared a photo of his game rooms on Instagram where he spends time when he is not on the pitch.

Akan Anwankwo is a sports editor with Legit.ng and has 7 years of field and office experience. He graduated from the University of Lagos in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in English and Literature Studies. Akan intends to educate, inform and make readers passionate about sports. Learn more about him on his Twitter handle: @ anwankwo_akan

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