Mourinho To Make 8 Changes: Predicted Man Utd XI vs Tottenham

By on May 12, 2017

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Manchester United will look for a win to keep alive their fading hopes of finishing in the top four when they take on Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.

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

Goalkeeper: Mourinho has confirmed Sergio Romero will play in the Europa League final so David De Gea is set to come back in to play in the remaining Premier League games.

Defence: The Reds boss is ready to make plenty of changes again as he bids to keep his squad fresh during a hectic period and Chris Smalling is set for a recall in the middle of the defence.

Phil Jones could be deployed at right-back to give Antonio Valencia a breather – although Axel Tuanzebe impressed against Arsenal last weekend.

Matteo Darmian may start at left-back again with Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo out injured while Eric Bailly is expected to start in the league as he’ll be suspended for the Europa League final.

Midfield: Mourinho has made no secret the Ajax game is now his priority so I think we’ll see Paul Pogba protected with Wayne Rooney coming in to the attacking midfield role.

Marouane Fellaini serves the final of his three-game domestic suspension so Michael Carrick should come back in to start alongside Ander Herrera in midfield.

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Attack: I think we’ll see a similar attack to the one that started against Arsenal last weekend with Anthony Martial leading the line up front and Marcus Rashford rested.

Juan Mata should also come back in to the side in place of Jesse Lingard but Henrikh Mkhitaryan may be retained while the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ashley Young remain out through injury.

Here is how we think United will line-up:

CHECK OUT OUR PREDICTED TOTTENHAM XI HERE

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