Pogba and McTominay start, 4-3-3: Predicted Man United XI vs Chelsea

Manchester United will seek to return to winning ways when they host Chelsea at Old Trafford this weekend. The Red Devils played out a goalless draw at Sevilla in the Champions League in midweek, but Jose Mourinho will expect more from his team against his ex-club.

Formation: 4-3-3


David de Gea was the star of the match against Sevilla, where he made a brilliant close range save to deny Luis Muriel. The Spaniard will be aiming for his 16th clean sheet of the league campaign this weekend.

In defence, Antonio Valencia is likely to maintain his right-back position from the midweek game, but we are anticipating a change on the other side with Luke Shaw slotting in for Ashley Young at left-back.

Eric Bailly is unlikely to be fully fit to feature for the Blues game, and Mourinho could persist with Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof at the heart of the backline, considering Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo are on the sidelines.

A midfield three has been deployed in the last two matches, and a similar combination this weekend see Paul Pogba returning to the starting lineup to feature alongside Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay.

Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata were not in their best form during the recent trip to Andalusia, and we are anticipating the latter to make way for Anthony Martial, though Mourinho may have to play to his strengths.

Martial has looked way better playing on the left side of the attack, where he can cut inside to distribute a cross, and this could mean Sanchez starting on the right-wing versus the Blues.

Up front, Romelu Lukaku is an undisputed starter but he has plenty to prove this weekend having failed to net against top-six opposition this term. Lukaku has previously scored a brace against Chelsea for Everton which eliminated them during the 2016 FA Cup quarter-final.

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