FC Rostov vs Manchester United: Confirmed Teams

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United Starting XI vs FC Rostov: Romero, Jones, Rojo, Smalling, Blind, Pogba, Young, Mkhitaryan, Herrera, Fellaini, Ibrahimovic.

Subs: De Gea, Mata, Martial, Lingard, Carrick, Rashford, Valencia

Henrikh Mkhitaryan returns to Manchester United’s starting line-up for the first time since St. Etienne away having recovered from his injury woes.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba both start as well in what is still a strong team composed of a lot of regular starters from Jose Mourinho.

The defence looks a bit strange though. Could we see a back five? Either that or one of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling will be playing at right-back.

Maybe Mourinho is testing his players in a 3-4-3 formation ahead of Monday night’s clash with Chelsea to match the system Antonio Conte has been using, just like Tottenham Hotspur did to great effect.

The game kicks off at 1800 GMT. Live on BT Sport.

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