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Wayne Rooney benched again as José Mourinho names unchanged league team

José Mourinho has made no changes to the team that thrashed Leicester City last weekend.

Manchester United v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

The teams are out for Manchester United’s Premier League encounter with Stoke City at Old Trafford, and the big news is ... that there is no news. José Mourinho has made no changes to the team that thrashed Leicester City last weekend, meaning Wayne Rooney is on the bench, Ander Herrera is in the midfield, and Zlatan Ibrahimović is flanked by Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford.

United supporters can have no complaints about the team selected, which on all available evidence, is the strongest at Mourinho’s disposal. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Luke Shaw would both presumably have been competing for starting spots, were it not for their respective fitness problems. It’s also worth noting that Memphis has made the bench, and will be hoping to get some game time after he was an unused substitute in the midweek Europa League victory.

There are no real surprises in the Stoke selection, perhaps with the exception of Bojan’s benching: