Zorya Luhansk vs Manchester United: Potential XI with Memphis up front

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United host Zorya Luhansk on Thursday night in the second group stage game of our Europa League campaign.

Following on from a loss away to Feyenoord, this game is now a must win for Jose Mourinho if he is gain some momentum and avoid any unnecessary pressure on whether Man United will qualify for the knockout stages or not. So, expect a strong team on Thursday.

With that in mind, here’s the first of our potential XI’s which Mourinho could put out:


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The obvious discussion point is Wayne Rooney returning in the No.10 role which I fully expect him to do after being left out against Leicester City. These are the sorts of games I feel Rooney can be an asset in because I don’t want to see him starting for us in the Premier League at the moment, he’s not good enough to warrant a place in that team.

As for Memphis Depay, I’ve put him in a more central role here up front because one of his best performances came away at Watford City previously where he played more as the No.10, rather than a winger, and he excelled.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford rested for this game which is why I’ve made a couple of changes.

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