Solskjaer’s midfield dilemma ahead of Leeds clash

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Manchester United ended their pre-season on a high, with a 4-0 bashing of Everton, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has a lot on his hands ahead of the start of the season.

Lack of match sharpness and injuries are the two major problems the Manchester United boss will have to manage ahead of the Leeds United clash.

For the game against the Toffees, Solskjaer started with a double pivot of Nemanja Matic and Donny van de Beek, and it’s expected that the duo will start against Leeds.

Paul Pogba and Fred only just returned to the side and may not be available to start against Leeds. Scott McTominay has his own worries as he had been battling injury since resuming pre-season in mid-July. The game against Everton was his first of the pre-season, and he lasted only 20 minutes.

Solskjaer has revealed that his coaching staff is working hard to ensure the players are in good shape for the new season.

Solskjaer said: “The staff are doing great work, the sports science guys are working hard to get everyone up to speed as quickly as possible.”

Solskjaer will also be hoping United do not start this season as they did last campaign.