Manchester United will look to overcome their recent League Cup defeat when they face-off against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday night. The Red Devils suffered a surprise quarter-final Cup exit at the hands of Bristol City in midweek and Mourinho will surely demand a strong response from his attack front, in particular, with just five of their 19 shots on target.
David de Gea has been the undisputed first-choice for the Premier League duties, and the Spanish shot-stopper will most certainly feature in his 19th league game of the campaign. With a three-man backline, Mourinho could go with his regulars in Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, whilst Marcos Rojo is a probable candidate to slot into the left side of the central defence.
Antonio Valencia is expected to be out for the festive period with a hamstring injury, and this could see Ashley Young make the switch to the right wing-back spot, thus allowing Luke Shaw to feature in the opposite direction.
Onto the midfield, Paul Pogba should return straight to the starting lineup after missing the last three Premier League games through suspension. The Frenchman is likely to partner Nemanja Matic in central midfield with the Serbian another of United’s ever-presents since the start of the season.
Jesse Lingard has excelled playing just behind the two-striker partnership, and he should return to the lineup after only being an unused substitute in the Cup defeat. Up front, Romelu Lukaku is certain to keep his position, and we are fancying Marcus Rashford to start alongside the Belgian.