4-3-3: How Manchester United could line up without Paul Pogba

4-3-3: How Manchester United could line up without Paul Pogba

By Dave Marshall

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has been nothing but impressive so far this season, the 24-year-old has been brilliant in the middle of the park alongside former Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic. He has scored two goals and provided two assists so far in this season in four Premier League games.

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The France international picked up a suspected hamstring against Basel in a routine 3-0 win for the Red devils, the severity of the injury is yet unknown but he is expected to be out for a few weeks and United must learn to cope in his absence as we face a gruelling September.

Goalkeeper

David De Gea has been somewhat idle this season due to Manchester United solidity at the back, although, a lapse in concentration by both Phil Jones and Eric Bailly allowed Choupo-Moting put two past De Gea for the first time in the League this season. The Spanish shot-stopper is expected to remain in goal at the weekend.

Defence

Barring errors from both Phil Jones and Eric Bailly last weekend against Stoke, the Special One is expected to keep faith in the partnership of the duo that has only conceded just two goals thus far this season. Mourinho has played a back four since the first game of the season, and he is expected to stick to it with Valencia at the right-back, Bailly and Phil Jones at the Centre while Matteo Darmian is expected to remain at left-back.

Midfield

A midfield quintet is expected with Matic and Fellaini expected to anchor the midfield while Mkhitaryan is set to remain behind the striker after providing five assist already in four games, Mata and Rashford are expected on the right and left hand side of the midfield respectively and are both expected to provide width to Manchester United side. Rashford will be a handful for the Everton’s defence and would be looking to pick up from where he left off in the Champions League after scoring on his debut.

Attack

Romelu Lukaku is expected to lead the line against his former side at Old Trafford. The Belgian has been impressive so far since joining the Old Trafford outfit scoring 6 goals in 6 games in all competitions. He will be a thorn in the flesh for the Toffees defence and it’s hard to look past a goal or two for the Belgian against his former employers.

Probable lineup (4-2-3-1): De Gea,Valencia, Jones, Bailly, Darmian, Matic, Fellaini, Mkhitaryan, Mata, Lukaku, Rashford.

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  1. Njamnsi Theodore

    Mourinho has very little options to play his best team in the absence of Pogba. That is now his best 11. Feel bad for Herrera

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