4-2-3-1: Mourinho Makes 4 Changes | Expected Man Utd XI vs Huddersfield

By on February 1, 2018

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Manchester United will look to bounce back from their defeat to Tottenham when they take on Huddersfield at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

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

Goalkeeper: David De Gea is certain to keep his place between the sticks and he’ll be looking for more protection from those in front of him this weekend.

Defence: Mourinho could make changes to his defence after a disappointing showing during the defeat to Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Luke Shaw could be recalled at left-back as Ashley Young was given a tough time by the Spurs players yesterday but Antonio Valencia should keep his place on the opposite flank.

Phil Jones will have been disappointment to lose the header to Harry Kane in the build-up to the opening goal last night but he could still keep his place in the middle of defence.

Chris Smalling is the man most likely to drop out if Mourinho opts to make a change with Marcos Rojo pushing for a recall. Eric Bailly is still sidelined following ankle surgery.

Midfield: Paul Pogba was well below his best against Tottenham and was subbed off in the second half but I think he needs to play in a three-man midfield away from home to get the best out of him.

At home to a side like Huddersfield, United should be able to dominate the game far more than they did at Wembley so Pogba could manage much better alongside Nemanja Matic this time around.

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Marouane Fellaini is set to miss out after aggravating a knee injury during his brief cameo off the bench while Ander Herrera will have to make do with a place among the subs.

Attack: Alexis Sanchez will be disappointed not to have made more of an impact against Tottenham but the Chilean international should still keep his place in attack.

However, we could see changes elsewhere with Juan Mata pushing to replace Jesse Lingard in the number ten role while Marcus Rashford could come in for Anthony Martial.

Romelu Lukaku was poor against Spurs but he wasn’t the only United player to disappoint so I’d expect the Belgian hitman to once again lead the line up front on Saturday.

Here is how we think United will line-up:

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