Martial and Young start, 4-2-3-1: Alternate Manchester United XI That Could Punish Liverpool

Manchester United return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon where they take on arch-rivals Liverpool at Anfield. The Red Devils are unbeaten in their previous three league trips to Jurgen Klopp’s side, and they will seek to extend this record to maintain their strong start to the season.

Formation: 4-2-3-1


David de Gea has not put a foot wrong in the early part of the campaign, and he is a certainty to start in goal as he has done in the previous seven games. Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young could keep their respective positions on the right and left wing respectively, although the former could arrive late following the final World Cup qualifier game for Ecuador. Phil Jones and Eric Bailly have been the first-choice for the central defensive duties, and they should make the cut, barring the former failing a late fitness test.

With Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba in the treatment room, the central midfield is pretty much set with Ander Herrera set to partner Nemanja Matic, in what will be his second league start of the season.

As per Clubcall, Marcus Rashford’s fitness is likely to be assessed ahead of the weekend, and there is a possibility that he could be benched in place of Anthony Martial, who has equally contributed on the left side of the attack. Barring this, Mourinho could pick his ever-presents with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata slotting into the number ’10’ and right-wing positions respectively, while Romelu Lukaku could start up front, having overcome his minor knee injury on international duty.

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