Mourinho To Make 7 Changes: Predicted Man Utd XI vs Celta Vigo

By on May 3, 2017

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Manchester United will be looking to bring home a positive result when they take on Celta Vigo in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final in Spain tomorrow night.

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

Goalkeeper: Sergio Romero has played in all the previous rounds of the Europa League so the Argentinean international is expected to be given the gloves tomorrow with number one David De Gea dropping to the bench.

Defence: Mourinho has been handed a major injury boost with the news that Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are all available for selection to face Celta Vigo.

Bailly has made a swift recovery from the knock which forced him off against Swansea at the weekend so should keep his place while Smalling may get the nod to start alongside the Ivorian after finally overcoming a knee injury that’s kept him out since March.

Antonio Valencia should come in at right-back after being rested last Sunday while Matteo Darmian is set to return at left-back in place of Luke Shaw – who’s been ruled out for the rest of the season with a foot injury.

Midfield: United have also received a major boost in midfield as Paul Pogba has been declared fit after missing the last two games so the French international should get a recall tomorrow.

Michael Carrick is likely to be rested with Marouane Fellaini expected to play as he’ll be suspended to face Arsenal at the weekend. Ander Herrera is favourite to line-up alongside the Belgian international.

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Attack: Wayne Rooney got on the score-sheet from the penalty spot last weekend but he could find himself back among the substitutes tomorrow night.

Marcus Rahsford is expected to lead the line up front in place of the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic while Anthony Martial may keep his place in attack ahead of Jesse Lingard.

Juan Mata was an unused sub against Swansea last time out so he’ll be hoping to feature but I think we’ll see Henrikh Mkhitaryan start in attack with the Spaniard once again on the bench.

Here is how we think United will line-up:

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