Loads of Manchester United fans react as Solskjaer names unlikely starter vs Chelsea

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Manchester United fans were pleasantly surprised by the inclusion of Scott McTominay in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Reds can extend their advantage over Thomas Tuchel’s side by nine points with victory at Stamford Bridge, but this promises to be a major test with the Blues reinvigorated under their new German boss.

But United have been given a boost by the return of McTominay who many did not expect to be available in West London.

McTominay picked up an impact injury in United’s first-leg Europa League thrashing of Europa League in Turin 10 days ago and has since not been involved in Solskjaer’s match day squads.

But he has made a rapid recovery and lines up alongside Fred in the midfield pivot despite a lack of optimism from the United boss when discussing his injury concern.

Elsewhere, Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire return to the back four after being rested against La Real in midweek and Daniel James retains his place in attack.

Man Utd XI to face Chelsea: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Fernandes, Greenwood, Rashford, James.

See reactions from United supporters on social media below: