Mourinho To Make 4 Changes: Predicted Man Utd XI To Face Hull

By on January 25, 2017

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Manchester United will be looking to finish the job and book their place at Wembley when they take on Hull City in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi final on Thursday night.

Here is the team I think Jose Mourinho will pick for the game:

Goalkeeper: David De Gea is probably one of the first names on the team sheet and I think Mourinho will stick with the Spaniard for this semi final before giving Sergio Romero a run out in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Defence: Marcos Rojo is back in contention after recovering from the illness that kept him out of Saturday’s draw at Stoke City so the Argentinean international could replace Chris Smalling in the middle of defence.

Eric Bailly is on his way back to the club after Ivory Coast crashed out of the African Cup of Nations but this game will come too soon so Phil Jones should keep his place while Antonio Valencia is expected to line-up at right-back.

Luke Shaw will be hoping to feature after being frozen out in recent months but I think the England full-back will be held back for the Wigan game. Matteo Darmian could therefore be the man to come in and replace Daley Blind at left-back.

Midfield: Marouane Fellaini is set to make way with Michael Carrick expected to be handed a recall in midfield with the experienced Englishman likely to partner Ander Herrera in the middle of the park. Paul Pogba should continue in the advanced midfield role behind the striker.

Attack: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to lead the line before being given a break at the weekend while Henrikh Mkhitaryan should also keep his place in attack despite a disappointing outing against Stoke.

Anthony Martial will be hoping for a recall after being left out of the squad at the weekend but I think a place on the bench is the best he can hope for so Jesse Lingard could come in for Juan Mata.

Wayne Rooney is pushing for a start after coming off the bench to score a stunning late free-kick to salvage a draw at Stoke but I think the record-breaking forward will remain on the bench on Thursday night.

Here is how we think United will line-up:

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