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Utd vs Derby County: Mourinho to make huge changes to his starting XI




Manchester United play host to Frank Lampard’s Derby County in Carabao’s third-round fixture on Wednesday.

After a disappointing outing against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, the Red Devils would be hoping to get a convincing win against the championship side.

Having witnessed a below-par performance from some of his players during the weekend, Mourinho is set to make wholesome changes to his starting lineup.

Here is how the Portuguese lineup will look like against Derby Count:


David De Gea is set to be rested against derby while Sergio Romero would make his first appearance for the Old Trafford outfits this season.


Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof, both of whom have started four Premier League matches this season, are set to be rested by Mourinho. So, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are likely to start at the heart of the Red Devils defence.

Diogo Dalot makes a return to the first XI as confirmed by Mourinho in his pre-match conference. Luke Shaw might make way for Ashley Young at the left-back position during the clash.


Though Matic is back from his one-match suspension, the Serbian might have to start from the bench.

United’s academy products Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira are likely to replace Fred and Pogba respectively.

Fit-again Spaniard Ander Herrera is set to start for the first time since he last played against Burnley last month.


Juan Mata might get the nod to start as Marcus Rashford observe his last match suspension.

Anthony Martial is set to replace under-performing Alexis Sanchez while Lukaku retains his place in the starting lineup.

In summary, see United’s probable 4-3-3 lineup below :

Romer; Dalot – Jones – Bailly – Young; McTominay – Pereira – Herrera; Mata – Lukaku – Martial.

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