Manchester United have a huge game on the horizon, with Jose Mourinho strategising to mastermind the Red Devils through into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The opponents, Sevilla, probably would have been in command of the tie but for some David de Gea heroics. Anyway, with the second-leg taking place at Old Trafford tomorrow, let’s take a look at the likely predicted Manchester United XI, and it includes a shock or two.
Check out the predicted XI here:
David de Gea will obviously play. He’s been in brilliant form recently and we’re genuinely lucky to call him our own. Then you have Ashley Young starting on the left. He locked up Mohamed Salah during his last outing so he deserves to stay in the team. Antonio Valencia is by far and away our most accomplished right-sided defender, so he’ll start. Eric Bailly was an absolute colossus against the scousers so he’ll have to play, injury-permitting of course. Chris Smalling makes up the defence.
Nemanja Matic has been back at his brilliant best recently. He’ll be tasked with protecting his defenders should they get exposed. Man of the moment Scott McTominay starts after what was his best performance in United colours. Paul Pogba starts fresh off his injury.
Here come the surprises. Marcus Rashford simply has to start. His pace will destroy Sevilla and it’d be a mistake to bench him on the back of his heroics against Liverpool. Juan Mata was equally good last time out, but it means that both Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez will miss out; although controversial, it’s the correct call. Finally, Romelu Lukaku leads the line.