José has a tough decision to make for their opening fixture against West Ham United at Old Trafford this Sunday with many great stand out performances during the US Tour.
Andreas Pereira has really gave José a selection headache to make for the opening game. It’s always vital to get off to a winning start in the Premier League and this decision is key as to who you put on that pitch to start the campaign as you need to be confident as a manager that those eleven plus three key possible substitutes later on will do enough to secure the three points.
Will José stay with the more experienced central midfielders of Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic or trust a younger more inexperienced but very tenacious and skillful Brazilian in Pereira?
After a very solid loan spell at Granada last season he was the shining light in a relegated side that should little passion throughout and after impressing the La Liga faithful in Spain, big things are expected this season from him with many United fans hoping he’ll play a big part in the depth of the squad when the team progresses deeper into multiple competitions.
José Mourinho will be without Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young and Luke Shaw who are all still sidelined with injures, with the later two being close to returns after training with the squad the past week.
This weekend could see the Premier League debut’s of all three summer signings in Nemanja Matic, Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof. This season’s opener against West Ham United can be seen live on Sky Sports Super Sunday with kick off at 4pm.
Those who are in with a chance of starting are: Chris Smalling, Andreas Pereira, Michael Carrick, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford.