Antoiny and Sancho absent as three ManchesterUnited players drafted to start on the right wing against Brighton &Hove
Erik ten Hag faces a selection dilemma ahead ofManchester United’s Premier League clash withBrighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
Antony was placed on “leave of absence” afteraccusations of assaulting women.
Jadon Sancho could have started, but instead he chosea public brawl with Ten Hag.
Man United confirmed that Sancho will follow an“individual training program outside of the first team,pending resolution of disciplinary issues within theteam”.
It’s hard to see him back in the team until heapologizes to the coach and promises to improve hisbehavior in training.
This leaves Ten Hag lacking timely options.
Here we look at three players who could fill this role inthe absence of Antony and Sancho.
The Uruguay international is Ten Hag’s only naturalright winger.
He did well and showed flashes of brilliance in thelimited opportunities he received last season.
This is the perfect time for Pellistri to step up and showthat he can start for a big club like Man United.
It remains to be seen whether Ten Hag has enoughconfidence to give him a starting spot or select himinstead.
Last season, the Portuguese player excelled, playing afew matches on the right wing when Antony wasinjured.
He could try to cut inside, allowing Aaron Wan-Bissakato overlap.
Antony rarely makes crosses from a wide position.
Having Fernandes there could remove this limitation.
The United captain can do a good job on the wing, buthis best position is in the center, where he has morespace to make his passes.CD vA
We prefer him as a number 10 rather than on the rightwing.
Mason Mount may have been added to the list but theformer Chelsea man remains sidelined.
Man United’s talisman, Rashford has played on theright wing many times in his career.
If Ten Hag moves him to the right wing, AlejandroGarnacho could return to the starting lineup.
The front three of Garnacho, Rasmus Hojlund andRashford look threatening on the log.
However, Rashford is more comfortable on the leftwing.
He struggled in the first two games this season whenthe manager asked him to lead the attack.
Ten Hag has ranked him as a favorite in the past twomatches.
He responded with an assist, converted a penalty andscored the opening goal against Arsenal.