With nothing to play for on the final day of the season against already relegated Cardiff, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will face his former club with what should be a new look Manchester United XI.
Too many of the players have been a big disappointment over recent weeks, turning what should have been a comfortable top four finish in to an impossibility, so Solskjaer needs to start looking to the future.
The manager had already claimed that he hopes Mason Greenwood will be available to play on Sunday, with the youngster enjoying incredible form at youth level. In 41 appearances, he has scored 45 goals (20 with his right foot, 20 with his left and give with his head) and assisted 10, which is a fantastic return.
Tahith Chong, who came on in the second half of our recent draw against Huddersfield, should also fancy his chances of getting in the starting line-up.
Head of Academy, Nicky Butt, has sung the praises of Chong and claimed his hard-working attitude will stand him in good stead for the future.
He’s a very talented lad and has the right attitude about him He’s very humble and ultra-hard working, a good pro who knows himself he has got a long way to go be a regular at this club. But he has had a sniff of it and a taste of it.
I remember when he signed a few years ago, speaking to his parents, looking them in the eyes and saying I genuinely believe there is a way into the first team for you.
I can look in the parents’ eyes when I meet them, when the players are 14 or 16, and say it’s up to the boy. But we can say to them we’ll give them the best chance of making it with the great facilities, unbelievable coaches and, the most important thing, someone at the top in the manager, who will give chances. The club demands that, the board demands that and the fans demand that.
Chongy took his chance and has done well, but he’s still got a long way to go.