Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Key Issues for Reds Analysis

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Key Issues for Reds Analysis

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¦ UNCHANGED? THERE is little need to alter the XI tomorrow - unless Paul Pogba isn't fit.

The United manager has settled on the back four. Nemanja Matic was muchimproved in Turin and the new(ish)-look front three showed potential in the absence of Romelu Lukaku. Jesse Lingard was admittedly ring-rusty and that could provide a way back in for Marcus Rashford tomorrow.

Yet Mourinho needs options off the bench and Rashford majorly influenced the wins at Bournemouth and Juve, where he should have made it two goals in two.

¦ UNITED'S BENCH OPTIONS SHOULD Lukaku regain fitness then Mourinho could name a bench of Sergio Romero, Eric Bailly, Antonio Valencia, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata, Lukaku and Rashford.

Darmian is likelier to get in ahead of Valencia, on account of his ability to play on the right and left. …

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