Manchester United are coming off a disappointing 0-0 tie against Hull City on Wednesday, and they will look to bounce back with a better showing against Leicester City over the weekend. Jose Mourinho’s side are only four points out of a spot in UEFA Champions League, and they will be hoping to gain ground on their rivals with a win this weekend.
Let’s take a look at the possible lineup for Manchester United.
GK- David de Gea
De Gea has been the Manchester United goalkeeper for every league match so far this season, so it would be shocking if he is not in the starting lineup against Leicester.
LB- Daley Blind
Blind started on Wednesday against Hull City, and he performed well. Jose Mourinho does not seem to be too fond of Luke Shaw, so I think Blind did enough to stay in the lineup for another game.
CBs- Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo
Phil Jones picked up an injury on Wednesday, and although it is likely not too serious, it may be enough to keep him out of the lineup for this game against Leicester City. Rojo has been fantastic, so I expect him to be in the lineup, and I think Smalling will fill in for the slightly injured Jones.
RB- Antonio Valencia
Valencia did not have his best game against Hull City, but his body of work over the course of the season is more than enough to keep him in the lineup.
CMs- Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba
Michael Carrick has been struggling recently, and I think it could result in Jose Mourinho switching back to the 4-2-3-1. Pogba and Herrera need to stay in the lineup because they have both been tremendous this season, and this allows Mourinho to add another attacking midfielder to the team in replace of Carrick.
AML- Anthony Martial
Marcus Rashford was decent at this position against Hull City, but I do not think he was good enough to keep his spot in the starting lineup. Martial played well against Wigan in the FA Cup last week, and he deserves the chance to start this game.
AMC- Juan Mata
Mata could provide an offensive spark to this Manchester United team that was held goalless against Hull City on Wednesday. Mata scored a goal and had an assist against Leicester when these two teams met in September, and I can see Mata causing similar problems for Leicester again if he starts on Sunday.
AMR- Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Mkhitaryan was not very effective against Hull City, and he was eventually subbed off, but I think he has built up enough goodwill with Jose Mourinho to keep him in the lineup for this game.
ST- Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan went on a superb run of form from early November to mid-January, but he has now cooled off. He has failed to score or assist in his last three games, but this small slump is still not enough to warrant taking him out of the lineup.