Jose Mourinho has made five changes to the side that lost to Chelsea on Monday, as Manchester United seek to move on to the quarter-finals of the Europa League. To dispatch FC Rostov, Mourinho has recalled top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimović from his domestic vacation, with Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan doing the creating behind the big man.
Here is the #MUFC line-up for tonight... #UEL pic.twitter.com/rAcuaCpfzo— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 16, 2017
In goal, The Sergio Romero Experience continues. At the back, Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, and Marcos Rojo keep their places. But hold on to your hats, because it appears United’s best current center back - Rojo - is playing at left-back. The missing Eric Bailly makes his return to complete the rearguard.
In midfield, you’ll never guess who. That’s right! It’s Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera! Good thing neither of them has looked jaded recently. It appears that Daley Blind is playing the role of midfield enforcer behind them. No sniggering at the back!
Unless, of course, Mourinho is trying 3 at the back again, in which case Blind is at wing-back. Look, we don’t know. There are 11 players on the pitch. That should do it.
FC Rostov line up as follows:
НАШ СОСТАВ НА БИТВУ С "МЮ"! #UEL pic.twitter.com/QxyH3Garx0— Football Club Rostov (@rostovfc) March 16, 2017
Wow. Fascinating stuff.
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