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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms one surprise player to start against Barcelona

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Scott McTominay will start against Barcelona next week, despite dropping the emerging midfielder for Saturday’s Premier League match against West Ham.

The 22-year-old earned rave reviews for his performance against the likes of Ivan Rakitic during Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat,

Solskjaer rang the changes for the visit of the Hammers, restoring the likes of Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard to his starting line-up and handing Marcos Rojo only his second start of the campaign.

Explaining McTominay’s absence, Solskajer said: “He’s a young boy and that mental and physical output on Wednesday was a lot and he’ll be needed on Tuesday. He needed a break today.”

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