Well, ask anything of this Manchester United team; they won’t deliver it to you consistently. Inconsistency has been United’s biggest issue this season. It is undoubtedly the only reason why they are so far off Manchester City despite having a squad good enough to win the title. After a scintillating comeback victory against City, they again stumbled against West Bromwich Albion at home last weekend and Jose Mourinho will be absolutely fuming at this attitude of the team. He might ring in some changes in the starting lineup as well considering the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur that will be played this weekend.
Sergio Romero is probably the only player who is sidelined from the clash against Bournemouth.
David de Gea will start as his importance to the team keeps on increasing with every passing week. Antonio Valencia will start as the right-back and will have to deal with the wide players who will be looking to ping crosses into the box. Luke Shaw might finally get the nod for this game as Young might be preserved and rested for the match against Spurs. Victor Lindelof and Marcos Rojo can form the centre-half partnership as, again, Chris Smalling and Bailly might be preferred for the match against Tottenham.
Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic will play in the two-man midfield pivot as Pogba will try to get more involved on the attacking front as the Frenchman cut a subdued figure against West Brom. Matic will try to bring in the much-needed simplicity in United’s game as the team’s style of play was quite arduous against the Baggies.
After Anthony Martial came on against West Brom, Alexis Sanchez moved to the right wing, to accommodate the Frenchman on the left flank. Martial looks at his best from the left wing and it is possible that he will play a major portion of the remaining season in that role. Sanchez created a goal from the right wing in the Manchester derby and that highlights the Chilean’s versatility across the frontline. They might keep swapping attacking roles so that both of them get a shot from their best positions.
Jesse Lingard looks set to be brought into the team after Juan Mata delivered a highly disappointing performance against the Baggies. Lingard’s incessant running, energy and the tendency to create space for the other forwards gives the other three attackers a better chance to create and score goals. Marcus Rashford might be given a run up-front with Lukaku getting a breather before the crucial FA Cup game.