Probable 4-2-3-1 formation with Rooney and Martial starting vs Chelsea

Probable 4-2-3-1 formation with Rooney and Martial starting vs Chelsea

Can Jose Mourinho get the better of Chelsea when they lock horns at Old Trafford today? this is one question begging for answers but we’ll find out this evening.

For Jose Mourinho, this game presents an opportunity to prove his doubters and critiques wrong. He’ll be seeking revenge as United were torn apart in the first leg of this encounter at Stamford Bridge, and to add compound their woes, they were knocked out of the FA Cup by the same Conte’s led Chelsea.

Injuries have somewhat decimated Jose Mourinho’s side as he’ll be without Juan Mata, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones who are still sidelined with various injuries but there are good options available to fill in the void left by the injured players. Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young did not travel with the squad that drew against Anderlecht in the Europa Cup but the players are now available for selection.

In as much as Mourinho would want to win, so as to move back to fifth position on the Premier League log, we think he’s going to be a little bit more conservative in his approach today.  A solid and impenetrable midfield that’ll be play in front his back four must be the plan while his attack may rely on counter attack.

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