Martial starts – 4-2-3-1: Man Utd predicted XI to face Bournemouth

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Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from our upset loss at home to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday as we travel to Bournemouth on Wednesday night.

Victory would put us within two points of confirming our Champions League status for next season whilst extending our lead over Liverpool to four points.

With our FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday and nothing much to play for at the Vitality Stadium it is expected that Jose Mourinho will rotate his squad.  However, Premiership Tips are still tipping us to win.

Here is the team I think the boss will pick for the game:

Goalkeeper: David de Gea

The Spaniard has started every game this season and has been one of our better players – I see no reason for David de Gea being dropped for this one.  Sergio Romero is also sidelined with a knee injury.

Defence: Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw

Jose has promised to freshen things up in defence and I think we’ll see the majority of Saturday’s starters rested.  Victor Lindelof could be moved out to right-back with Antonio Valencia rested for Wembley, with Matteo Darmian another option, though the Italian has been largely out-of-favour under the Portuguese coach.  Eric Bailly was rested over the weekend so should start this one, whilst Marcos Rojo could partner the Ivorian with Chris Smalling rested.  The recently fit again Phil Jones is another option but both tend to play on the right-hand side of defence.  Luke Shaw could get his first start in a couple of months too after another poor performance from Ashley Young over the weekend.

Midfield: Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic; Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial

The boss has hinted he is going to drop Paul Pogba for this game following his dismal performance versus West Bromwich Albion over the weekend.  This should lead to a recall for Scott McTominay to partner Nemanja Matic in midfield.  Though Ander Herrera could replace the Serbian himself.  Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial haven’t been handed too many starts since the signing of Alexis Sanchez in January but I think the duo will start this one with the Chilean given a rest for Saturday.  Jesse Lingard could come back into the starting lineup to replace Pogba in the number 10.

Striker: Romelu Lukaku

The Belgian striker isn’t in need of a rest as he’s not done much of late.  It would be good to see Romelu Lukaku get back to scoring ways midweek before we take on Tottenham.

Here is how I think we will line up:


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