Confirmed Starting XI: West ham vs Man United – Martial & McTominay start

Well well well, it seems Jose Mourinho does indeed have a brain… The self-proclaimed Special One has finally dropped an out-of-form Alexis Sanchez in favour of Anthony Martial.

Manchester United take on West Ham United today, in an eagerly anticipated counter that could well define our Premier League season.

The dressing rooms seems to be at war, while the results on the field haven’t been good enough. Anyway, Mourinho has named his starting line-up, and there are a few changes for this one…

David de Gea returns in between the sticks after getting a well-earned rest midweek. Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof will also come back into the team after their break. Luke Shaw starts on the left, with Ashley Young coming into the right-back slot – as captain no less…

Marouane Fellaini has arguably been our best midfielder recently. He rightfully keeps his place in the team, alongside Nemanja Matic. Scott McTominay starts. He comes in for Jesse Lingard. Paul Pogba also plays.

It seems as though United could be playing a two up front – and what a combination we have… Romelu Lukaku’s power, physicality and force will create opportunities aplenty for Anthony Martial – who’ll be looking to utilise his speed and trickery.

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