Man Utd team news vs Villarreal leaks early as Michael Carrick makes big changes

Carrick calls for focus after emotional few days at Man Utd

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Manchester United caretaker boss Michael Carrick is reportedly preparing ‘big changes’ for the Red Devils’ crunch tie with Villarreal. Donny van de Beek is among those expected to start, with the Dutchman broadly unfavoured by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was given his marching orders on Sunday. 

It has been an emotional week for Man Utd after Solskjaer’s departure from the club. 

A heavy defeat at the hands of Watford proved to be the final nail in his coffin after a disastrous run of form over the past two months. 

With no immediate replacement plan to hand, the club have turned to Michael Carrick to hold down the fort until an interim or permanent boss can be called upon. 

In response to United’s poor form, the Englishman has reportedly prepared ‘big changes’, which includes the reintroduction of bench-bound midfielder Donny van de Beek. 

According to Fabrizio Romano, the 24-year-old is ‘expected to start’ on a big night for United in Spain. 

He scored the final goal of Solskjaer’s stint in charge at Old Trafford, netting what proved to be a consolation at Vicarage Road on Saturday. 

The former Ajax man is therefore set to be rewarded for his strike, and United fans will supposedly see some big changes to the entire XI as the out-of-form side scramble to get through to the knockout stages. 

Defeat against the Yellow Submarine would leave matters out of their hands on the final matchday, while a win would naturally ease their nerves. 

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