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Mourinho confirms two Manchester United starters for FA Cup tie

Jose Mourinho has revealed some early team news ahead of Manchester United’s next match. The Portuguese confirmed that both Sergio Romero and Anthony Martial will start Sunday’s FA Cup fourth round tie with Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford during his pre-match press conference:

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“I’ll play Romero, I will put Joel (Pereira) on the bench and apart from that I go with a good team because we want to try to beat them. Anthony will play on Sunday and if he plays magnificently, he will play against Hull in the next match – it’s simple.”

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Both decisions make sense; De Gea has started the vast majority of United’s games this season, and Mourinho should take any chance he can get to rest him. With Martial, the Frenchman’s lack of involvement in Thursday’s EFL Cup semi-final second leg defeat to Hull City suggests he was being primed for this tie, as it has proven.

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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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