Mourinho Makes 5 Changes: Predicted Man Utd XI vs CSKA Moscow

By on September 26, 2017

Ander Herrera Man Utd 2016

Manchester United will look to make it two wins from their opening two Champions League games when they take on CSKA Moscow in Russia tomorrow night.

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


Goalkeeper: David De Gea is expected to once again start in goal as Mourinho has confirmed he’s not going to switch his keepers as he did in last seasons Europa League.

Defence: Phil Jones remains suspended as he continues to serve his ban so Chris Smalling is favourite to come in alongside Eric Bailly in the middle of defence.

Antonio Valencia should once again lead the side out at right-back but Daley Blind could be set for a recall at left-back with Ashley Young dropping out after starting the last two matches.

Midfield: United have problems in midfield as Paul Pogba continues to miss out with a hamstring injury while Michael Carrick has also been ruled out by Mourinho.

Marouane Fellaini will also miss the game after picking up an ankle injury during the win at Southampton on Saturday so Ander Herrera is set to partner Nemanja Matic in midfield.

Attack: Mourinho is expected to freshen things up in attack with Anthony Martial set for a recall after being left on the bench at St Mary’s at the weekend. Marcus Rashford will be the man most likely to make way.

Jesse Lingard could also get a rare start with Juan Mata given a rest but Henrikh Mkhitaryan should retain his place in attack as the Armenian international looks to continue his fine form.

Romelu Lukaku should once again lead the line up front and he’ll be desperate to transfer his excellent Premier League form to the Champions League.

Here is how we think United will line-up:


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