Mourinho To Make 4 Changes: Predicted Man Utd XI To Face Sunderland

By on April 7, 2017

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Manchester United will look to keep the pressure on the top four when they take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon.

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

Goalkeeper: David De Gea is one of the first names on the team sheet so there is virtually no chance he’ll be dropped for this game unless he picks up a late knock.

Defence: Mourinho continues to have injury problems in defence as Phil Jones is out for several weeks with a broken toe while Chris Smalling is also out after suffered a knee injury while away on international duty with England.

Marcos Rojo has played alongside Eric Bailly in the middle of defence in recent games so I expect that partnership to continue this weekend while Daley Blind should continue at left-back with Luke Shaw once again criticised by Mourinho in midweek.

Antonio Valencia is set to come back in after being rested against Everton with Ashley Young ruled out having picked up a knock in that game.

Midfield: Paul Pogba made his return from a hamstring injury with a second half run-out against Everton in midweek so I expect the Frenchman to start on Sunday.

Marouane Fellaini is likely to drop out while Michael Carrick may get a breather allowing Ander Herrera to drop back in to his central midfield position alongside Pogba.

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Attack: Mourinho has been critical of his sides poor finishing in recent weeks so I think we may see a couple of changes in attack with Anthony Martial possibly coming in for Marcus Rashford on the left.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan could also get a recall to the starting eleven in the number 10 position with Wayne Rooney once again missing while Jesse Lingard could keep his place along with striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Here is how we think United will line-up:

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