Manchester United find themselves in a sticky situation. A player vs manager row is protruding through the club at the moment. Stuff like this would have never happened under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Jose Mourinho has an extremely tough job on his hands. With that said, I still think he’s the best available option to lead this team forward. Next up, a game against West Ham United, who blitzed Macclesfield 8-0 in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night…
Anyway, let’s get right into the predicted line-up, in which there are a few key changes – with Paul Pogba dropping to the bench as the self-proclaimed Special One tries to show the dressing room who is in control.
David de Gea comes back into the side in goal, with the new customary back two of Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling in front of him. Luke Shaw has been our best player to start the campaign, he’ll play. Antonio Valencia makes up the XI; although I’d love to see Dalot involved.
Nemanja Matic came back from suspension on Tuesday, he’ll start as the holding midfielder in this one. Marouane Fellaini’s in good form, he deserves to play, while I think Mourinho is going to opt for Fred instead of Pogba as he looks to send out a message.
Marcus Rashford is another player back from suspension so he should be feeling fit, fresh and raring to go. He’ll start, with Alexis Sanchez playing on the opposite side. Romelu Lukaku will lead the line. He desperately needs a goal as a confidence-booster.