Mourinho to Rest Star Player against Stoke?

Has Jose Mourinho already given a big hint about his team selection for Stoke City at the weekend?

Stoke are well known for their physicality and United fans have spent the international break discussing whether the side that has done so well so far this season is the right one to go and get three points at Stoke? Specifically are Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan the right sort of players for a battle at Stoke?

With that in mind many United fans feel this is the ideal game to go with a three in midfield. Matic and Pogba are sure starters and paired with either Ander Herrera or Marouane Fellaini, United’s midfield suddenly looks far stronger and able to deal with anything Stoke want to throw at them. Couple this preference with Jose Mourinho’s comments about Mkhitaryan needing to prove himself against the top sides despite his great start to the season and is Mkhitaryan likely to be the fall guy at Stoke?

Whether it’s Mata or Mkhitaryan that drops out it only goes to prove the current strength in depth Mourinho possesses at United. Rashford and Martial vying for one spot on the left and with a midfield three Jose would have Mkhitaryan, Mata and Lingard competing for the spot on the right.

However United approach this game and whatever lineup Mourinho goes for, United will be strong favourites and if they come away with three points on Saturday evening there won’t be many United fans complaining about the formation or who started. It’s a long season ahead and Jose will be fully prepared to utilise his whole squad.

Mark

Football has always been my passion, a passion fueled by my late Grandfather whose love for the game was impossible not to share. I grew up with stories of Duncan Edwards and the Busby Babes, who my Granddad had seen first hand, and it was there my interest in the greatest football story ever told began. From the tragedy of the Busby Babes to the resurrection through Best, Law and Charlton. Then back in to obscurity for a quarter of a century until a certain Sir Alex Ferguson rolled in to town. Once you learn the history of the club it's hard not to fall in love with it. And for that I'll always be grateful to my Pops.

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Chris Salazar
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Totally agree Mark. I think it will be Pogba, Matic and Herrera. Mata will be on the right and Rashford on the left. Solidifies our midfield and allows for pace… Read more »
Muhib
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Mkytaryan is undroppable at the moment on current form he will go: Rashford, Pogba, Mkytaryan with two holding midfielders: Herrera and Matic.

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