4-2-3-1: Mourinho To Make 3 Changes | Expected Man Utd XI vs Bournemouth

By on December 12, 2017

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Manchester United will be desperate to get back to winning ways following their derby disappointment when they take on Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

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

Goalkeeper: David De Gea is almost certain to keep his place between the sticks tomorrow night with Sergo Romero once again on the bench.

Defence: United have gone with a back five in recent weeks but Mourinho switched to a back four against Manchester City and while it didn’t exactly work out, I think he’ll stick with it against Bournemouth at home.

Marcos Rojo is a doubt after suffering a nasty cut to his head on Sunday so Phil Jones may get a recall alongside Chris Smalling after recovering from a thigh injury.

Antonio Valencia could perhaps do with a rest but Mourinho doesn’t trust the likes of Matteo Darmian so I expected the Ecuadorian international to retain his place tomorrow.

However, we could see Ashley Young handed a breather with Luke Shaw given another chance at left-back after impressing in the Champions League last week.

Midfield: Paul Pogba serves the second of his three-game ban but Nemanja Matic should be fit to continue in midfield after coming through the City game unscathed despite carrying a knock.

Marouane Fellaini is close to returning from a knee injury but this game could come too soon meaning Ander Herrera is likely to continue in midfield.

Attack: Romelu didn’t have his best game in a Reds shirt at the weekend but I still think it’s too soon for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to start so the Belgian international is likely to continue up front.

Juan Mata is pushing for a recall after being named on the bench on Sunday and Jesse Lingard could be the man to make way after failing to impress in the No.10 role against City.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan continues to be out-of-favour so we could see Anthony Martial continue in attack while Marcus Rashford will hope to keep his place after scoring against the league leaders last time out.

Here is how we think United will line-up:

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