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Gary Neville names three players Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can’t afford to pick against Liverpool

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will risk acknowledging he doesn't trust his big-name players against elite opposition if he selects a more pragmatic team against Liverpool this weekend.

Discussing Solskjaer's conundrum ahead of Sunday's summit meeting, Neville's fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes Solskjaer would be playing into Liverpool's hands were he to attempt to again crowbar five attack-minded players into his starting line-up.

He said: 'If he backs off and plays McTominay, Lingard and Fred and plays what would be a more pragmatic team he's almost saying to those big players who are world class, the likes of Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Varane and all these players that he's brought in that I don't trust you in the big games because I've got to play the dogs.

I just don't see how he can think he can go and drop these players.

More: Manchester United FC In an attempt to offer a system that could get the best out of his all-star cast, Neville added: 'In pre-season it came out he was going to play the holder in midfield and then play Pogba and Fernandes in front.

'I'm still not understanding why we've not tried that one with the two in front and three further ahead. Then I think you could play Ronaldo slightly to the left of Cavani.

'I watch Salah every single week who is an unbelievable player and sometimes Henderson covers behind him as a wide player.

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