Mourinho To Make 1 Key Change: Predicted Man Utd XI vs Stoke City

By on September 7, 2017

Manchester United will look to continue their faultless start to the new season when they take on Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday evening. 

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

Goalkeeper: David De Gea is yet to concede a goal in the Premier League this season and no doubt Mourinho will stick with his No.1 this weekend so Sergio Romero will once again be his back-up on the bench.

Defence: Mourinho will be tempted to field his settled back four once again as the side have looked solid at the back so far this season. That would see Daley Blind continue at left-back despite Luke Shaw edging his way back to full fitness.

Antonio Valencia will keep his place on at right-back while Eric Bailly and Phil Jones appear to be the first-choice centre-back pairing meaning Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling will make-do with places on the bench.

Midfield: Nemanja Matic has been outstanding since joining United from Chelsea this summer and the Serbian international should continue to sit in front of the back four against Stoke.

Paul Pogba will also be looking to continue his early-season form but Ander Herrera may have to once again settle for a place among the substitutes.

Attack: Marcus Rashford is pushing for a recall in attack with Anthony Martial the man most likely to make way as Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan should retain their places.

Romelu Lukaku has enjoyed an excellent start to life at Old Trafford having scored three goals in three league games so the Belgian international will be hoping to continue that form this weekend.

Here is how we think United will line-up:

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