Having already qualified for the knockout stages, Manchester United could make a host of changes when they face Valencia on Wednesday.
The Red Devils are coming on the back of a sensational win over Fulham and a strong performance against the Spanish club could certainly boost their confidence ahead of the massive weekend fixture against arch-rivals Liverpool.
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Victor Lindelof and Alexis Sanchez will be on the sidelines due to injury while defenders Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw along with star forward Anthony Martial are all doubtful ahead of the clash against Valencia.
Predicted Manchester United lineup vs Valencia
Eric Bailly is likely to make it to the starting eleven despite being deemed doubtful. He should partner Marcos Rojo at the heart of the United defence, with Chris Smalling sustaining a knock against Fulham.
Bailly has struggled with lack of chances this season while Rojo’s awful injury record hasn’t helped either. Therefore, both the defenders will have a point to prove if they get a chance to face Valencia tomorrow.
Antonio Valencia will be starting ahead of Ashley Young in the right-back position while Matteo Darmian is likely to start on the opposite flank, in the expected absence of Luke Shaw.
Sergio Romero will replace David de Gea in goal, in what will be his second competitive appearance of the campaign.
Last weekend, Jose Mourinho already confirmed that star midfielder Paul Pogba is guaranteed to start along with Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira as the Portuguese mastermind looks to ring in the changes ahead of a crucial fixture against Liverpool.
McTominay and Pogba will start in the midfield of United’s 4-3-3 along with Fred, who will have a point to prove, following a dismal start to the campaign. However, James Garner should not be ruled out as the promising young midfielder trained with the United squad during their trip to Spain this week.
United’s attacking setup will be led by Romelu Lukaku, who scored in the huge 4-1 win over Fulham. The Belgian international has looked decent in recent games and his physical dominance could be vital against the Valencia defence.
Marcus Rashford, however, will be given a breather in this one, and he should make way for Andreas Pereira on the left side while Juan Mata occupies the right-hand side.
Pereira, in particular, has struggled to make himself a regular fixture in the United starting eleven but a strong performance against his former club could surely help him gain some momentum.