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

By on April 5, 2018

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Manchester United will be looking to delay Manchester City wrapping-up the title when they head to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.

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

Goalkeeper: David De Gea is expected to keep his place between the sticks once again but Sergio Romero is a major doubt with a knee injury.

Defence: Eric Bailly was left out for the 2-0 victory over Swansea City last weekend but the Ivory Coast international should get a recall to the starting on Saturday.

Victor Lindelof is the man most likely to make way as Chris Smalling should keep his place in the middle of defence but Phil Jones is a doubt with an on-going hamstring problem.

Ashley Young should keep his place ahead of Luke Shaw at left-back while Antonio Valencia is almost certain to start on the opposite side of the back four.

Midfield: Paul Pogba didn’t have his best game against Swansea last weekend but I think the French international will keep his place in midfield against City. He’s one of United’s most talented players and they’ll need him to turn up if they’re to get a positive result.

Nemanja Matic will obviously start and I think we’ll see Pogba deployed alongside the Serbian international in a deep two-man midfield to protect the defence against a dangerous City attack.

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Scott McTominay, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini are all options for Mourinho if he wants to pack the midfield even further by playing three in the middle of the park.

Attack: Alexis Sanchez was back among the goals last weekend and the Chilean international should keep his place in the attack against City on Saturday evening.

Romelu Lukaku will once again lead the line up front while I think we’ll see Jesse Lingard playing in the advanced central attacking midfield position.

Anthony Martial is pushing for a recall while Juan Mata will be hoping to keep his place after starting against Swansea last time out but I think we might see Marcus Rashford come in to the side this weekend.

Here is how we think United will line-up:

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One Comment

  1. Jubril

    April 6, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Manchester united wil win man city 2 _ 0

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