Manchester United face off in a mouthwatering game against Liverpool following the international break. The Red Devils are currently tied on points with Manchester City at the top of the table, and they will seek to put the pressure on the Citizens with a positive result at Anfield.
David de Gea has been ever-present in the first seven games of the Premier League campaign, and he is certain to start between the sticks. Antonio Valencia will make the long trip from South America prior to the Anfield clash, but Mourinho could still play him, given the importance of the game. The 32-year-old could start at right-back. Ashley Young established himself as the first-choice left-back in September, and he is more or less certain of his place. Phil Jones is making a good recovery from his latest knee injury, and as per ESPN, he could partner Eric Bailly in central defence.
Onto the midfield, Marouane Fellaini is an absentee with a knee sprain and this pretty much sees Ander Herrera sharing the central midfield role with Nemanja Matic. The midfield has become a crisis position of late with Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick also on the sidelines. Moving forward, Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata are likely to retain their roles in the left and right wing respectively while Mkhitaryan could slot into his preferred second striker position. Like Jones, Lukaku is expected to recover from his ankle injury, he will be tasked with getting the breakthrough against a tentative Reds backline. The Belgian has 11 goals in just 10 outings for United this term.