Manchester United won yet another game against Hull City on Tuesday for their ninth consecutive win in all competitions. They will look to keep that streak going in what will be a very difficult game against second-place Liverpool on Sunday.
GK- David de Gea
De Gea has still started every league game for Manchester United so far this season, so there is little doubt that he will be in the lineup on Sunday against Liverpool. He made three saves against Hull City to help preserve the shutout on Tuesday.
LB- Matteo Darmian
Jose Mourinho has yet to settle on a consistent left back, but Matteo Darmian played a fantastic game on Tuesday against Hull City, as he had an assist on the second Manchester United goal. I would continue to play Darmian here as long as he is in good form.
CB- Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones
Marcos Rojo is still dealing with a bit of an injury, but Jose Mourinho seems fairly optimistic that he would be available to play against Liverpool this weekend. If Rojo is fit, I think Mourinho will start him and Jones together as the two center backs since they have had success playing together over the past few weeks.
RB- Antonio Valencia
Valencia is the clear starter at right back for Jose Mourinho, and he will almost certainly be in the lineup on Sunday against Liverpool. His ability to create scoring chances as an outside back could be vital as Liverpool are not the most sound team defensively.
CM- Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera, and Paul Pogba
Carrick and Herrera provide Manchester United with a strong defensive presence in the midfield, and they allow Pogba the opportunity to get further up the pitch to work his magic. However, Liverpool is the highest scoring team in the English Premier League, so Pogba may have to be a bit more defensive-minded in this game.
AML- Anthony Martial
Martial has scored goals in each of his last two starts, and I think he deserves the chance to continue starting at this position. Martial has more potential than Lingard, Rooney, or Mata at this point, so Mourinho should give him a consistent run of games and see how he performs.
AMR- Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Mkhitaryan has really performed well since about late November, and he has three goals and three assists in his past eight games played. He has been one of Manchester United’s better players over the past few weeks, and he needs to be a constant in the lineup going forward.
ST- Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan missed the game against Hull City with an illness, but he should be fit to play on Sunday. He has 12 goals and 4 assists in his past 12 matches, so he is a no-brainer to start when healthy.