Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has handed Dean Henderson a Champions League debut after a string of spectacular performances in coaching.
Henderson is one in all six modifications Solskjaer has created from the aspect that was crushed by Arsenal on Sunday as United look to proceed their good Champions League file with victory in opposition to Istanbul Basaksehir in Turkey.
The 23-year-old performed in Carabao Cup wins in opposition to Luton and Brighton earlier within the season and now will get one other likelihood to impress and put the stress on David de Gea.
“He’s prepared for it, he’s been coaching very well, he’s performed effectively within the video games he’s performed and I feel he’s improved and matured very well within the few months he’s been again with us,” Solskjaer informed MUTV on the choice to pick out Henderson.
Solskjaer has additionally included Axel Tuanzebe, Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata and Anthony Martial as he rings the modifications, with one eye on the Premier League journey to Everton on Saturday.
However the United boss is assured he has picked a aspect sturdy sufficient to get a end result in opposition to the Turkish champions and edge a step nearer to qualification from what appeared like a troublesome Champions League group.
“We need to win the sport and we’ve plenty of good gamers. We performed Sunday evening and once more Saturday morning so it’s a case of giving the staff recent legs,” he mentioned.
“We’ve began very well [within the Champions League, if we are able to proceed that kind and win tonight that will probably be prime notch.”