Wayne Rooney, Jesse Lingard, Antonio Valencia, Luke Shaw, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Phil Jones have all been left out of the squad as Mourinho looks to rest some of the players who’ve been either ever-present this season, picked up a knock – or struggled with the pace of the Manchester derby.
“This is not a competition Manchester United wants, what I want, what the players want, but it is a competition where we are, and that is the reality, so we have to look at the comp with respect.”
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With a few changes expected from Mourinho- here’s how the Reds could line up:
[4-3-3] David De Gea, Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.