Manchester United did just enough to defeat Hull City on aggregate and advance to the League Cup Final on Thursday, and now they will turn their attention to the FA Cup where they will match up against Wigan.
Jose Mourinho may need to rest a few players, but he has stated that he still wants to put out a strong lineup on Sunday despite the fixture congestion.
Here’s a look at the possible lineup.
GK- Sergio Romero
Jose Mourinho said he wants to give David de Gea a day off, so this should be a good opportunity for Sergio Romero to get some rare playing time.
LB- Luke Shaw
Luke Shaw is finally fit, and the FA Cup would seem like a good opportunity for Jose Mourinho to reintegrate him back into the rotation.
CBs- Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo
Eric Bailly may be available for this game after Ivory Coast suffered an early exit from the African Cup of Nations, but I think Mourinho will go with Rojo and Jones for this game and then bring Bailly back into the lineup for the next match.
RB- Matteo Darmian
Antonio Valencia was left out of the lineup for the game against Hull City on Thursday, and I think he could be left out again on Sunday just to give him some further rest.
CMs- Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, and Ander Herrera
I think this game could be a very rare day off for Manchester United star Paul Pogba. Wigan are not a great team, and Manchester United are at home, so this midfield trio should be more than enough to get Jose Mourinho’s side into the next round of the tournament.
AML- Anthony Martial
Jose Mourinho has stated that Martial will get a chance to start against Wigan, and if he plays well he will stay in the lineup for the next game. This is a big opportunity for Martial to prove himself, and get back into the lineup on a regular basis.
Lingard started the game against Hull City on Thursday and he played well. I think he’s earned a chance to start again on Sunday.
ST- Marcus Rashford
Zlatan has been fantastic this season, but I could see him getting a day off here due to the fixture congestion. Rashford needs some opportunities to play at striker anyway, and this game will likely be his chance to do that.