Solskjaer facing selection dilemma after Man Utd beat Burnley in friendly

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have been presented with a tricky decision to make for this weekend's trip to face Southampton.

United kicked off their season in style on Saturday as they demolished Leeds 5-1 in front of a packed out crowd at Old Trafford.

The returning fans were treated to some delightful football, including Bruno Fernandes' first hat-trick for the club and four Paul Pogba assists.

There was another fixture at the Theatre of Dreams on Tuesday, but this one was behind closed doors and offered the opportunity to those players who didn't feature against Leeds to get some minutes under their belt.

United played host to fellow Premier League side Burnley, who lost their opening fixture despite taking an early lead at home to Brighton.

Sean Dyche's men went ahead for the second game running when Aaron Lennon netted the opener, but Anthony Martial got a touch on Harry Maguire's goal-bound header to level the score.

Jesse Lingard then put United in front with a finish from inside the box after Martial had picked him out before Fred added a third.

Lingard had been heavily involved in pre-season and scored against Queens Park Rangers before coming down with Covid-19, which caused him to miss the final preparation game against Everton and the season opener.

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However, his and Martial's exploits may have placed a selection dilemma on Solskjaer's plate for their next fixture.

It would seem unlikely that Fernandes, Pogba or Mason Greenwood would be dropped from the starting berths they occupied last weekend.

All three were terrors to Marcelo Bielsa's side and Solskjaer will be hoping for more of the same on the south coast.

However, fellow forward Daniel James could be swapped out for one of United's other attacking options.

The Welshman was picked to start at right wing ahead of summer signing Jadon Sancho, was was not quite match ready.

Sancho was also involved against Burnley but with Lingard getting on the scoresheet once again, it may be that he has climbed above him in the winger pecking order.

There is also the possibility that Martial could come in to lead the line with Greenwood moving back to occupy the wide position.

Whatever Solskjaer chooses to do come the weekend, it's pretty safe to say his United side will have a relatively decent attack to take on the Saints.

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