CARDIFF, WALES - DECEMBER 22:  Jesse Lingard of Manchester United celebrates with teammate Ander Herrera after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester United at Cardiff City Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Picking the Best Potential Manchester United Lineup to Face Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day

Manchester United will look to build on their emphatic 5-1 Premier League win over Cardiff City this week, as they take on Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.


Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær got the post-Mourinho era off to a perfect start against the Bluebirds, and will be eager to put on a similarly vibrant display against the struggling Terriers on Wednesday afternoon.


The visitors are in dreadful form, and will head into the match knowing they could be in for a long afternoon against the rejuvenated Red Devils. With relegation looming ever present, the Terriers will need to produce a Christmas miracle of a performance to stand a chance of walking away with a credible result.


Here's the best possible XI United could field against David Wagner's side...

1. Goalkeepers & Defenders

David de Gea (GK): The Spain international has endured an error-strewn season thus far, but he'll be confident of earning a clean sheet against the goal-shy opposition on Boxing Day.


Luke Shaw (LB): After a layoff with injury - or as the more sceptical have suggested, a bust-up with Mourinho - Shaw is now back to full fitness, and should start the match.


Phil Jones (CB): Finding a regular centre-back pairing will be pivotal to United saving their season, and Solskjær appears to have put his faith in the England international.


Victor Lindelöf (CB): Swedish youngster Lindelöf hasn't exactly excelled at Old Trafford yet, but he looks likely to partner with Jones for the time being.


Ashley Young (RB): Evergreen and adaptable, Young's evolution into a right-back is likely to continue under Solskjær, and he'll start against Huddersfield.

2. Midfielders

Paul Pogba (CM): He's clearly delighted to be rid of Mourinho, and Pogba will look to reignite his United career as Solskjær builds the team around his talents.


Fred (CM): While Fred hasn't had much of a look-in of late, rotation is essential during the festive fixtures, and he could be deployed to give Nemanja Matić a much-needed rest.


Ander Herrera (CM): Fresh off the back of scoring a screamer in the Cardiff match, Herrera is likely to be the precision pass-making dynamo at the heart of United's midfield. 

3. Forwards

Alexis Sánchez (LW): It's still touch and go as to whether Sànchez will be fit for the Huddersfield match, but he could well return in order to give Martial a rest.


Marcus Rashford (CF): Rashford has been farmed out on the wing far too often during the early stages of his career, but he looks set to enjoy a spell down the middle with Solskjær now at the helm.


Jesse Lingard (RW): Lingard netted twice against Cardiff and looked to be brimming with confidence. He'll be looking to continue his scoring form against the Terriers' struggling defence.