Confirmed Starting XI: Saint-Etienne vs Manchester United – Ibrahimovic starts

A Manchester United supporter adjusts a club scarf before their Europa League second leg round of 32 soccer match against Ajax at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, February 23, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Noble

As we all know, Manchester United hold an extremely commanding 3-0 lead from the first leg against Saint-Etienne, with Jose Mourinho’s boys looking comfortable. However, the manager is taking the return match super seriously judging by his team selection.

The official Twitter feed were first with the news, and I for one am very shocked at just how strong the gaffer has gone here. Both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba start, alongside the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Juan Mata and Eric Bailly.

There is also room on the subs bench for the talented duo of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, as well as a spot for midfield maestro Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Starting XI: Romero, Young, Bailly, Smalling, Blind; Carrick, Pogba, Fellaini, Mata, Mkhitaryan; Ibrahimovic.

Subs: De Gea, Valencia, Rojo, Schweinsteiger, Lingard, Martial, Rashford.

If there ever was an indicator that Jose Mourinho wants to go out and win the Europa League, then this team tells you all you need to know; particularly with the EFL Cup final just on the horizon.

Hopefully, all of the lads can come through this one unscathed and be fit and firing for United’s game on Sunday!

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