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Team: Manchester United 4-3-3 vs Wigan Athletic Prediction: Zlatan Dropped

Manchester United reached the final of the EFL Cup on Thursday night despite tasting defeat. Hull City’s 2-1 win wasn’t enough to take the tie to extra time, and Jose Mourinho’s side ran out 3-2 winners on aggregate.

Attention will now shift to the FA Cup, with Wigan Athletic visiting Old Trafford in the fourth round of the competition. Mourinho is expected to make wholesale changes with Hull visiting Manchester on Wednesday in the Premier League. With that in mind, here’s how we think United will line up:

Sunday is a perfect chance to rest David De Gea in goal, and hand a rare start to Sergio Romero. In defence, Mourinho may be tempted to restore Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones at centre back in order to provide some solidity at the back. Luke Shaw should start at left back, with a chance for Timothy Fosu-Mensah to impress on the right.

Midfield is more difficult to guess, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick all rested. Bastian Schweinsteiger and Marouane Fellaini could come in, with Juan Mata expected to play some part having not featured against Hull.

Up front, Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan should start the game on the left and right of attack, with Marcus Rashford playing through the middle in order to give Zlatan Ibrahimovic a rest.

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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.

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