Chelsea vs Manchester United: FA Cup quarter-final team news

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United Starting XI vs Chelsea: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Rojo, Darmian, Herrera, Pogba, Young, Mkhitaryan, Rashford.

Subs: Romero, Bailly, Blind, Carrick, Fellaini, Lingard, Mata.

Marcus Rashford has recovered from illness to start up front for Manchester United tonight against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

In a much changed formation, it looks like Jose Mourinho is playing a 5-3-2 formation to mirror Chelsea with Henrikh Mkhitaryan likely to partner Rashford up front. It certainly looks like Man United will be playing with full-backs.


No Eric Bailly or Michael Carrick in the starting XI is a bold move for sure but it does leave United with a good bench that has options to change the game.

It’ll be a tactical test tonight for United and if we can adapt well then maybe we could put in the same sort of performance Tottenham Hotspur did when they mirrored Chelsea’s formation. Either that or it could be a car crash.

The game tonight kicks off at 1945GMT and is live on BBC One in the UK. Join us at full-time for all the match reaction.

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