Manchester United vs Hull City: Jose Mourinho’s strongest XI

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United will want to set the record straight against Hull City on Wednesday after succumbing to a rare 2-1 defeat at the KC Stadium last week.

The scoreline was enough to see Man United reach the League Cup final next month, but losing a 17-game unbeaten streak would have left a bad taste in Jose Mourinho’s mouth.

The Portuguese rested a number of players during United’s 4-0 FA Cup win over Wigan Athletic last weekend, and he’ll want to field his strongest XI against Marco Silva’s men.

With that in mind, here is Mourinho’s strongest XI for the must-win game against Hull on Wednesday.

Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan posed a constant attacking threat against Wigan on Sunday, bursting forward and causing problems on a regular basis as United cruised to victory. Mourinho will want to see the pair continue in the same vein on Wednesday.

Mourinho’s favoured midfield trio of Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba all received a rest on Sunday, making their involvement on Wednesday likely.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic also received a rare rest during the game against Warren Joyce’s men, and the Swede will want to resume his goalscoring spree after failing to score against Stoke and Hull City.

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