Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Key Issues for Reds Analysis Stuart Mathieson

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Key Issues for Reds Analysis Stuart Mathieson

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MOURINHO'S STRONGEST TEAM Jose Mourinho will pick his strongest available team against Leicester. With a full week ahead of the trip to Bournemouth, there should be no need to hold any one back.

Players like David De Gea, Luke Shaw, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are guaranteed to start.

It's not yet clear who is his preferred holding midfielder with Michael Carrick and Morgan Schneiderlin job-sharing during the summer.

THE BACK FOUR Mourinho has already strengthened United's squad and it's likely Paul Pogba will eventually arrive to fill the gap in midfield. But there are still concerns about the defence.

Mourinho has Chris Smalling to come back in. But Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo or Phil Jones haven't done enough during the summer to be considered his regular partner next season. …

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