4-2-3-1: Manchester United predicted starting XI vs FC Basel – Ibrahimovic & Rojo start

Manchester United Football Club has looked excellent in European competition this season. Jose Mourinho really has the Reds playing the way that United should, and long may that continue. Next up, an away trip to Switzerland where they’ll play FC Basel.

Qualification and top spot in the group will be confirmed with a victory here, and that’s exactly what Mourinho will be going out to do. Despite that, I expect to see a slightly weakened team deployed by the manager, because it’d take a miracle for us to be dumped out of the competition at this point.

Manchester United predicted starting XI vs FC Basel

David de Gea should remain in between the sticks, but I imagine every other place in the team is up for grabs. I expect Ashley Young to start at right-back, with Matteo Darmian coming in as the left-back. Chris Smalling will play, as will Marcos Rojo, making his return from injury.

Nemanja Matic has been the rock at our midfield base, and with him in the team, United should always win that midfield battle. Scott McTominay should be brought into the team as his reputation continues to grow. Henrikh Mkhitaryan didn’t play at the weekend, but this could be a good game to bring him back in.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic hasn’t started a game since April, this could be his big opportunity. Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard make up the starting XI.

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