Manchester United Football Club have the games coming thick and fast right now, with Jose Mourinho’s men still battling it out across four competitions. Tonight they head to Hull City for their EFL Cup semi-final, and on Sunday, Wigan Athletic visit Old Trafford in the FA Cup.
Ahead of the clash against Wigan in a few days, Jose Mourinho has given us some early team news for that one. The self-proclaimed Special One has told us that David de Gea will be rested, and Sergio Romero will start in between the sticks, with Joel Pereira on the bench in case of injury.
“For this weekend if nothing happened in terms of injury, I’m going to play Romero and put Joel on the bench.” Jose Mourinho is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.
“David De Gea will be free and if he wants to go to Spain and enjoy two days, he has to go. I give the players this freedom of choice so no problem at all with Anthony going to Paris.”
He also speaks about the fact that Anthony Martial was given some time off, and that’s why he wasn’t involved against Stoke City at the weekend – whilst adding he had no problem with his star winger going to Paris. He now says De Gea is free to return to his homeland if he so chooses.
At the end of the day, we all know David de Gea’s qualities, and the Spaniard will play more often than not. However, a home cup game against lower league opposition feels like the perfect time to allow our 26-year-old to gain some rest. On top of that, I think Sergio Romero has done really well as a backup since he arrived at the Theatre of Dreams.