• Manchester United is hoping for a strong comeback against Watford
  • Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to work on his player rotation
  • Donny van de Beek and Jesse Lingard's future with the club are reportedly uncertain

Certain changes in Manchester United are bound to happen after the international break.

The Red Devils did not get the results they expected in their first 11 English Premier League matches.

En route to the international break, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has used identical strategies that didn’t get the job done and that includes player rotation.

It can be recalled that in the club’s last six defeats, which include the humiliating losses to Leicester City, Liverpool and Manchester City, Solskjaer started eight of the same players.

As a result, some Manchester United players have now grown frustrated over Solskjaer’s “reluctance to rotate,” ESPN reported, citing unnamed sources.

The under-fire manager “accepted during meetings over the summer” that it was true he had "overplayed" key players during the club’s previous run.

To make it up, he “promised” other players, including Donny van de Beek, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Dean Henderson, Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Juan Mata and Alex Telles, that they will be “more involved” in the next games, the report said.

Jesse Lingard
Manchester United's English midfielder Jesse Lingard (L) celebrates with Manchester United's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo (R) after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Manchester United at The London Stadium, in east London on September 19, 2021. Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images

Among the aforementioned players, van de Beek and Lingard were the most talked-about in recent times given they have both proven their worth in the past.

However, they just can’t seem to secure a regular spot in Solskjaer’s pecking order.

Van de Beek, who was one of the most coveted players during his time with Ajax, just played a total of 16 minutes in the Premier League this season.

Lingard, on the other hand, started in just one game despite managing to notch two league goals as a substitute early in this term.

The report added that van de Beek has begun exploring his options with other clubs, while Lingard has not been cooperative with contract extension talks given he has not been getting the regular playing time he always rooted for.

Manchester United will be back in action on Saturday, November 20 against Watford.

In the wake of the club’s derby loss to Manchester City, Solskjaer already stressed that they are hoping to “get back” to their old form.

"Players are human beings and when you lose a game of football there's no better remedy than winning a game, getting your confidence back," Solskjaer said. "Hopefully, the ones who go away do well.

"For us, it's all about Watford. We have to come out against Watford like a proper hurt animal and get back to what we know we can be. That's the only way to approach this and attack the situation.”

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates after his side's 3-0 win against Tottenham
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates after his side's 3-0 win against Tottenham AFP / Glyn KIRK