Manchester United go in search of a first league win in four matches when they take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium this weekend. Jose Mourinho once again has to try various options in the hope of rediscovering the winning run. Here is how United could lineup in the familiar 4-2-3-1 formation:
David de Gea will continue in the goal as ever. Antonio Valencia will continue in the right back position. The central defence presents a problem for the manager with Phil Jones being injured. Jose Mourinho is likely to use Chris Smalling in place of the England international. Marcos Rojo is set to accompany Smalling in the heart of the defence with Mourinho likely to keep Eric Bailly on the bench. At left back, Daley Blind is a great option over Matteo Darmian, with the Dutchman putting on a good show against Hull City.
Michael Carrick played just 45 minutes in the midweek clash against Hull City. He may be left out of the starting line-up for this reason. Mourinho may opt for Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera as the holding midfield combination. Fellaini’s presence in the set pieces could be crucial against the towering presence of players like Robert Huth.
Despite creating numerous chances, United are once again back to the days when they struggled to be clinical with the chances. Henrikh Mkhitaryan was a player who transformed the club’s fortunes in front of goal, but he has not scored in the league since Boxing Day. Paul Pogba silenced some of his critics with a goal against Hull City in the EFL Cup semi-final. Even though his performances have not been consistent of late, he will continue to remain the key figure in the team. Marcus Rashford could once again start the game despite missing a glorious opportunity against Hull City.
When it comes to a centre-forward, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the best option at the disposal of Jose Mourinho. The striker, though, is on a mini-drought after not having scored in the last three games. His last goal was the late equaliser against Liverpool.
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