4-2-3-1: Manchester United predicted XI vs Chelsea – Lingard starts

Manchester United Football Club head South to take on Chelsea. Jose Mourinho returns to his old stomping ground, looking to right the 4-0 drubbing we received at Stamford Bridge last term.

This is a game in which the Red Devils certainly need to bring at least a point back to Manchester, to prevent our rivals getting another march on us in the title race.

With that in mind, we’ve tried to work out what starting line-up Mourinho will name. Trust us, it hasn’t been easy.

Manchester United predicted XI vs Chelsea

Although there are a couple of injury boosts with both Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo travelling to London, I highly doubt that either of the pair will play.

David de Gea will start in goal, with both Phil Jones and Eric Bailly in front of him. Ashley Young will start as the left-back, with Antonio Valencia playing on the opposite side.

Nemanja Matic returns to the place where he won two Premier League titles, with Ander Herrera starting alongside the Serbia international. Henrikh Mkhitaryan will play just in front of these two, but expect him to track back.

Romelu Lukaku has struggled over the last few games, with this match presenting a real opportunity to send out a message. Jesse Lingard’s energy and movement will be a huge asset down the right, with Marcus Rashford making up the XI.

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