Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is mulling over whether to play Angel Gomes at left-back in the wake of Luke Shaw’s injury.
Shaw hobbled out of the Red Devils’ 2-1 Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday and is now set to miss the next five weeks due to a hamstring problem.
Manchester United’s defensive options are a little thin. Ashley Young’s best days appear to be behind him, while Marcos Rojo is attracting interest from European clubs ahead of the transfer deadline on September 2.
And the Guardian say Solskjaer is contemplating whether to play Gomes at left-back in Shaw’s absence.
The teenager, who primarily favours his right foot, has flourished in the No 10 position for the club’s academy.
But Gomes could be set for a stint in defence as Solskjaer plots a path forward without Shaw in his ranks.
Another alternative is Diogo Dalot.
Dalot was linked with a move away in the summer but it has since emerged that Solskjaer has no plans to let the defender go.
Who replaces Shaw, though, remains to be seen.
The report also states that United are set to be without Anthony Martial for Saturday’s trip to Southampton.
The France international was seen limping out of Old Trafford at the weekend following the Palace defeat.
But it’s unknown if his own injury will scupper Alexis Sanchez’s hopes of leaving United for Inter Milan.
United may choose to keep hold of the Chile international despite the forward struggling for form ever since his arrival from Arsenal.
Inter have already raided the Red Devils once this summer.
They signed Romelu Lukaku on transfer deadline day and the Belgium international has since got up and running for his new club.
Lukaku scored as Inter beat Lecce 4-0 in their Serie A showdown on Monday night.