Manchester United travel to face newly promoted side, Huddersfield Town this weekend and Jose Mourinho cannot afford any slip again in the league after the draw at Anfield. The Red Devils are already two points behind Manchester City in the title race and any further point dropped here will signal that City will be in control of the top of the league.
This is why Jose Mourinho will be putting out his best team for this game. Apart from Paul Pogba and Bailey missing this match, Mourinho have a host of players to call into the lineup.
David Da Gea is expected to be in goal and a clean sheet shouldn’t be far fetched in this encounter.
The full back position seems settled in recent time. Mourinho prefers Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young in those positions despite not being their traditional position. It has worked well for the team and there is no point changing it. In the absence of Eric Bailey, Mourinho will have to trust his new recruit, Linderlof to take his place. Chris Smalling seems to now be the preferred partner at the heart of the defence.
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Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera will have to start in the game in the absence of Paul Pogba. The pair will shield the defence and will try to break any play from the Huddersfield attackers. Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be saddled the responsibility of providing the attacking and creative nudge the team will be needing.
Antony Martial is expected to get the nod ahead of Rashford to partner Lukaku in attack. The pair will be giving the Huddersfield defenders a difficult afternoon come Saturday.
Predicted line up: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Young, Herrera, Matic, Mkhitaryan, Mata, Martial, Lukaku