After a very rare weekend off, Manchester United are back in the Premier League against Fulham on Tuesday night.
For the first time since March 2020, fans can return to Old Trafford.
That should result in the anti-glazer protests continuing and giving the players a boost with the fans behind them.
Fulham has already been relegated and will return to the championship after just one season in the top division.
That means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be monitoring three points on this point, but here’s a look at three decisions to consider before the game …
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How to break the mini break-in
United have now lost three of their last four games.
There are extenuating circumstances, but it’s a bad run for a club whose expectations and ambitions are always met.
The defeat in Rome “didn’t matter” as United reached the Europa League final despite it all, but it was a terrible performance that caused a loss of momentum.
Solskjaer will hope that a weekend will be free to rest and relax after a busy schedule.
But there needs to be more authority, intensity and confidence in the performances.
United have to come to Gdansk full of confidence and in good shape. It starts here with three points.
CL qualification completed ✅
Players who need rest ✅
Registered in the PL squad ✅
Still training with the first team ✅
Earned goodbye ✅
Give Sergio Romero one last game! pic.twitter.com/vSttse50tA
– Dan Coombs (@DanCFootball) May 11, 2021
Room for feelings?
This is United’s last home game of the season.
This means that for some players it is their last chance to play at Old Trafford.
Sergio Romero is sure to be out this summer and saying goodbye in front of the fans would be a great way to sign off for a player who never lets United down.
Juan Mata could perhaps be in a similar position. But is Solskjaer thinking about these lines?
If United had flown into this game and the second had already been sealed, it would probably have been more likely that he would have gone that route.
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Are the top stars resting?
Is Solskjaer taking the chance to give his best players a longer break before the Europa League final?
That’s what Jose Mourinho did in the run-up to the 2017 flagship project and made changes for United’s last two games of the season against Southampton and Crystal Palace.
It paid off when United won 2-0 in Stockholm.
The situation was a little different as United were in sixth place regardless of what they did late in the season.
United could take second place here with a win. Maybe Solskjaer plays his best team here, gets the job done and makes changes to Wolves on the last day of the season.
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