Former Manchester United right-back Gary Neville believes David Moyes should rest his star-players for the trip to Newcastle.
With just six games remaining, even the most ardent United fan will acknowledge that their Premier League campaign has run its course, and that a top-four spot is no longer an option.
The Red Devils do, however, remain in Europe’s elite competition and after the 1-1 home draw against European champions Bayern Munich at Old Trafford in midweek, the quarter-final tie is very much still alive.
The two European heavyweights are set to meet again in Munich on Wednesday, and importantly for David Moyes, he will want to go there in high spirits.
Herein lies the problem – do United rest players and risk going into the tie off the back of a negative result? Or do they play their best team, hope for a positive result but risk key players picking up any injuries?
It’s a tough decision, but one Gary Neville has answered emphatically.
When asked on Twitter whether he would play a second string XI at Newcastle and save everyone for Bayern, he responded by Tweeting:
One man who definitely won’t be making the trip to Newcastle is striker Wayne Rooney as he has been ruled out with a toe injury.
Moyes will be hoping he will be fit for the Bayern clash, and Rooney’s injury may just have quelled any doubts over his team selection for Newcastle United.