Duo Return As Mourinho Makes 2 Changes | Expected Man Utd Line-Up vs Everton

By on October 26, 2018

Manchester United have to get back to winning ways when they welcome Everton to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. Here is the line-up I think Jose Mourinho will go with:

Goalkeeper: David De Gea showed his class once again after making some fine saves during the midweek Champions League defeat to Juventus and the Spaniard is certain to keep his place between the sticks this weekend.

Defence: Antonio Valencia is back in full training after missing the last two matches with a mouth problem so the Ecuadorian international could get a recall at right-back with Ashley Young making way while Luke Shaw should continue at left-back.

Eric Bailly is pushing for a recall but I think Mourinho will stick with Victor Lindelof alongside Chris Smalling in the middle of defence as they have become the United bosses preferred central defensive partnership this season.

Midfield: Mourinho has confirmed that Marouane Fellaini remains on the sidelines with a groin injury that he sustained while away on international duty earlier this month so he’ll miss out against his former club.

Scott McTominay could be back in contention but I think Nemanja Matic will keep his place in midfield. Mourinho has played with a midfield two recently but we might see him go with Matic in the holding role and Paul Pogba slightly further forward in a three.

That would allow Fred to be recalled after being named on the bench in the last two matches while Ander Herrera could be another option for Mourinho – although I think he’ll have to make do with a place on the bench again.

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Attack: Juan Mata may find himself back on the bench this weekend while Alexis Sanchez has once again been ruled out after Mourinho confirmed the Chilean international isn’t match fit after missing the last two matches with an injury he picked up during the international break.

Romelu Lukaku’s goal drought continued with another blank in midweek but Mourinho has ruled out resting the Belgian hitman due to his lack of options in the final third. Therefore, I expect Lukaku to lead the line up front against his former club on Sunday.

United have been boosted by the news that Jesse Lingard could be back in the squad this weekend after recovering from a niggling groin injury that’s hampered him recently but Mourinho has suggested he’s not ready to start just yet.

That means Marcus Rashford should continue on the right wing against Everton while Anthony Martial is expected to get another chance to impress on the opposite flank.

Here is how we think United will line-up:

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