Mourinho To Make 3 Changes | Team News & Expected Man Utd XI vs Burnley

By on December 24, 2017

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Manchester United will look to bounce back from their disappointment against Leicester when they take on Burnley at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.

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 with Sergio Romero once again on the bench.

Defence: United are expected to be without Chris Smalling as the defender picked up a groin problem during the closing stages of last night’s 2-2 draw with Leicester City.

Antonio Valencia is also missing with a hamstring injury that’s kept him out of the last two matches so it will be interesting to see what Mourinho does at the back.

Victor Lindelof started against the Foxes but I think we might see Ashley Young move across to right-back with Marcos Rojo starting alongside Phil Jones in the middle of defence.

That would leave a void to be filled on the left which may open the door for Luke Shaw to make a rare Premier League start.

Midfield: Mourinho was critical of his side after throwing away two points at the King Power but I don’t think we’ll see any changes in midfield so Paul Pogba should continue alongside Nemanja Matic in the middle of the park.

Ander Herrera is an option for the United boss if he does decide to mix things up but Marouane Fellaini is once again out as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

Attack: Romelu Lukaku was guilty of missing a couple of chances against Leicester but I think the Belgian international will keep his place up front with Zlatan Ibrahimovic once again named on the bench.

Marcus Rashford will be pushing for a recall in attack after being named on the bench last time out and Jesse Lingard could be the man to make way against Burnley on Boxing Day.

Juan Mata should keep his place after scoring twice against the Foxes while Anthony Martial could also start in attack as Henrikh Mkhitaryan has fallen out-of-favour under Mourinho.

Here is how we think United will line-up:

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