Louis van Gaal has hinted he will make changes for Manchester United’s Champions League tie against Wolfsburg to guard against tiredness.
Wednesday night will be the third time in as many weeks that United have played in midweek, and Van Gaal may decide to rotate his side ahead of Sunday’s trip to Arsenal in the Premier League with Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick and Antonio Valencia nursing injuries.
“I have to consider if I want to use these players,” Van Gaal told MUTV. “We have to take care of the players because we are playing three matches every week.
“It’s the accumulation of tiredness – we have to pay attention to that. I have to consider every week if I can use a player or not. Now Herrera, Carrick and Valencia have minor issues. We have to take a decision and I will take that, more or less, on Wednesday.”
When asked if any youth players will be in the squad, Van Gaal added: “In the squad? Of course. I think youngsters are always in the squad because, in my opinion, Anthony Martial is a youngster and Andreas Pereira is a youngster. Willo [James Wilson] and Jesse Lingard are youngsters too. So I believe that Manchester United always have youngsters in the squad but in the line-up? I don’t know.”