Manchester United fans are pleased to see midfielder Donny van de Beek finally get his chance in the Europa League semi-final second leg against Roma.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side take a formidable 6-2 first-leg lead to the Stadio Olimpico after thrashing their Italian opponents with five unanswered goals after the break at Old Trafford.
That healthy advantage has offered Solskjaer the chance to rotate slightly as he aims to reach his first final as United boss.
Eric Bailly joins captain Harry Maguire in central defence with Victor Lindelof afforded a rest.
But United supporters are most looking to forward to seeing whether Van de Beek can take his rare chance in the Italian capital.
The Dutchman has not made a starting lineup since the FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Leicester City in March but is offered an overdue opportunity to impress by Solskjaer.
United are overwhelming favourites to go through comfortably this evening but Van de Beek can shine alongside Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba in a strong side.
Van de Beek may start alongside Fred in the midfield axis or could operate further forward if Solskjaer opts to utilise Pogba in a deeper position.
Man Utd XI vs Roma: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, Van de Beek, Fred, Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba, Cavani.
Massive game for Donny van de Beek tonight. These are the opportunities you have to grasp as a United player.
— Dylan Jack (@dylmjack) May 6, 2021
VAN DE BEEK STARTING!
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/yAcGw1UqAd
— It’s me, Abhi. (@Abhi_budhram) May 6, 2021
Great to see Van De beek and Bailly getting some minutes.
— Getasw Hailu (@getaswhailu) May 6, 2021
At least Van De Beek is starting. That line up is okay. Take every game seriously.
— Fredrick Nyambare (@fredwhitecap) May 6, 2021
VAN DE BEEK IS ALIVE AND HES STARTING https://t.co/M9SQapkVxB
— J.A.O (@JuanAnderOnly) May 6, 2021
Time to finish this semi and finally get into a final. But Ole has gone for a very strong line no rotation as most expected but good to see Van De Beek start. Come on Manchester United!! #UEL
— derrick mumo (@DarthNzenga) May 6, 2021
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