Manchester United will face Hull City for the fourth and final time this season on Wednesday night, with the two sides meeting in the Premier League. The Tigers had the best of their last meeting, recording a 2-1 win at the KC Stadium last Thursday, but that wasn’t enough to force extra time as United won their EFL Cup semi-final tie 3-2 on aggregate.
Jose Mourinho will be especially keen to get back to winning ways in the league, having seen his side draw their last two fixtures against Liverpool and Stoke City respectively. Several members of his squad were rested entirely, so with that in mind, here’s how we think the Portuguese will set out his side on Wednesday:
Sergio Romero kept another clean sheet on Sunday, but David De Gea will undoubtedly return in goal. In defence, Matteo Darmian, who appears to be Mourinho’s first choice at left back should return along with Antonio Valencia on the opposite flank. Phil Jones should return to partner Marcos Rojo in the centre.
In midfield, Michael Carrick and Paul Pogba were rested entirely on Sunday, and will surely return to the starting XI along with Ander Herrera, who came on as a late substitute against Hull.
Up front, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was also given a rare day off, and will take up his normal striking berth. Mourinho noted that Martial would start this game if he impressed against Wigan, and his performance was of sufficient quality to suggest that he will retain his place, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan also keeping his spot on the right.