4-2-3-1: Manchester United’s likely XI vs Burnley – Smalling back in

Manchester United’s attentions turn back to the bread and butter of Premier League football tomorrow evening, as Sean Dyche’s tough-battling Burnley side visit the Theatre of Dreams. After Jose Mourinho’s press conference, we’ve decided to try and predict our starting line-up.

In goal, we’ll have the reliable hands of David de Gea. The Spaniard has been nothing short of sensational over the last few years, and that has to continue here. Luke Shaw did well in midweek, so it’ll be good to see him get some more minutes. Antonio Valencia will play as the right-back. Daley Blind and Chris Smalling were nothing short of abysmal a week ago, but they’ll be reunited for this one as a show of faith in them by the gaffer.

Onto the midfield, and I think a switch to a two-man setup is likely as Burnley will probably sit back. Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba will get the nod. The front four looks brilliant.

The front four looks brilliant. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will start as the striker with Juan Mata just in-behind. Marcus Rashford will play on the left-hand side, with Anthony Martial getting a first start in over a month.

Check out the full starting eleven here:

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