Manchester United kick off their FA Cup campaign this evening, with a home game against high-flying Championship side, Derby County.
Jose Mourinho has named his starting line-up for the clash, and he’s gone extremely strong. The self-proclaimed Special One has never been one for resting players, particularly in these types of fixtures that can be potential banana skins.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 5, 2018
In goal, David de Gea has been rested, so Sergio Romero gets the nod in his absence. This is an excellent opportunity for the Argentina international to stake his claim, ahead of the World Cup.
Luke Shaw starts his fifth match in six outings which is great for him, with Victor Lindelof playing as the right-back. Daley Blind makes a rare appearance, with Chris Smalling returning.
Ander Herrera gets a start in the midfield, with Paul Pogba playing, and wearing the captain’s armband. Juan Mata starts, presumably just in front of the duo.
The in-form man Jesse Lingard plays, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan playing on the opposite wing, Marcus Rashford leads the line.
Marouane Fellaini, and Romelu Lukaku have both returned to the squad, too. They’ll take their place on the substitutes bench.