4-2-3-1: Predicted Manchester United XI vs West Ham (EFL Cup)

Manchester United only played West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday, but Jose Mourinho will already be putting his players through their paces to face off against the Hammers once again – this time in the EFL Cup, where a place in the semi-final is at stake.

The league meeting finished 1-1 despite the hosts having the better chances and much more of the ball – but on Wednesday night there will be a winner one way or another.

Before the game, we’ve decided to try and pick Jose’s brain and work out what starting line-up we’ll likely see – and it’s not easy. Remember, this is just our opinion.

In goal, David de Gea will almost certainly keep his place, with the centre-back pairing of Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones in front of him. Antonio Valencia is playing excellently at the current time so he’ll start, and hopefully, Luke Shaw will get the nod at left-back.

The midfield is the real area of concern. Michael Carrick missed the weekend game due to an injury, and now Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini are both suspended. Bastian Schweinsteiger doesn’t have any match fitness, so it’ll probably be Morgan Schneiderlin partnering Ander Herrera.

Attacking-wise, we still look very strong. Wayne Rooney will play in behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with plenty of pace and creativity either side of him in the form of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial.

Check out the full starting eleven here:

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