Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will rest and rotate much of his first team squad when Real Sociedad visit Old Trafford on Thursday for the return leg of their last 32 tie, with Manchester United leading convincingly from the first leg.
As the big guns will get a rest, some of United’s youthful prospects may get the chance to start, including the likes of Hannibal Mejbri, Shola Shoretire, and new £30m signing Amad Diallo from Atalanta, as all three were left out of United U23s squad which lost to Everton on Monday.
After joining up with the club in January, Diallo made his senior debut in the 4-0 win in the first leg of this tie and should be in line to start after also featuring in the matchday squad at the weekend against Newcastle United. His form for the under 23’s should excite supporters already as his debut for the youth side saw him score twice in a 6-3 win over Liverpool and he followed that up by scoring one and assisting three in another goal-fest, a 6-4 win over Blackburn Rovers.
Diallo is now priced at 4/9 to have 1+ shots on target, and 9/4 for 2+.