4-2-3-1: Man Utd Strongest Predicted Xl v Chelsea: Jose’s Big Changes, English Duo in Attack

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is likely to shuffle his pack again on Sunday, as the Portuguese tactician prepares to renew acquaintances with former employers Chelsea.

The likes of Matteo Darmian, Luke Shaw, Michael Carrick, Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney were all returned to starting berths for Europa League duty – and impressed in a comfortable 4-1 victory over Fenerbahce at Old Trafford.

Chelsea, though, will provide an entirely different test – especially at Stamford Bridge. With that in mind, Mourinho can be expected to put his faith in a tried and tested starting XI.


The back five have looked solid this season, and collected another clean sheet against Liverpool on Monday, while Paul Pogba was back to his buccaneering best on Thursday.

Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford will add pace and guile supporting Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with club captain Rooney once again having to make do with a spot on the bench.