Solskjaer set to play a weakened side in the Europa League

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Manchester United boss Olé Gunnar Solskjaer is going to play a weakened side when Manchester United resumes action in Europa League on August 5, according to a report on The Times.

Solskjaer’s men may already have secured a place in the quarter finals of the competition, after a resounding 5-0 first leg victory against LASK Linz back in March, so the decision to rest some players for the game would be welcome, after the demanding restart to the just concluded Premier League season.

However, the boss is also urged to tread with caution, as nothing is guaranteed in football, and the deficit could still be overturned.

We have already qualified for next season’s UEFA Champions League, but the Europa League remains our only hope of trophy this season, hence the need to take it as seriously as possible.

If we progress to the next stage of the competition, chances are we’ll also get to the final, as it’s been revealed our opponent in the next round aren’t a side to be feared.