The big man has officially returned. Zlatan Ibrahimovic starts for Manchester United for the first time since April, when the Red Devils take on Bristol City this evening.
United confirmed the team just moments ago, with Jose Mourinho making changes galore. The first one, a tweak in system, reverting to a 5-3-2 formation that served us so well earlier on in the season.
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Sergio Romero starts in goal, giving David de Gea a well-earned rest. Matteo Darmian plays as the right-back, with Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind starting as the centre-backs. Luke Shaw makes his third start in as many weeks which is great for his confidence.
Paul Pogba will be feeling fresh after serving his three-match suspension, and he’ll partner an emerging Scott McTominay at the heart of the midfield.
The front three looks simply frightening. Bristol will have to deal with the pace of both Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, coupled with the sheer strength of Zlatan Ibrahimovic; who captains the Red Devils on the night.