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Jose Mourinho rests Marcus Rashford, recalls Wayne Rooney

After playing two full hours against Anderlecht on Thursday, United's most important striker is given the afternoon off against Burnley.

Burnley v Manchester United - Premier League Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

How times change. Wayne Rooney starts ahead of a 19-year-old, and it's frankly a disappointment. An understandable disappointment, of course, given that Marcus Rashford played 120 minutes in the Europa League on Thursday. But still. Tells you something about the pecking order at Manchester United these days.

Anyway, Rooney starts and captains, with Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard for company up front. Behind them, Paul Pogba — who apparently never needs a rest — plays ahead of Ander Herrera and Maroune Fellaini.

United's patched up defence features Ashley Young and Matteo Darmian in the full back positions — we're guessing the former on the right and the latter on the left, but we don't know — and, in the middle, Eric Bailly and Daley Blind. David de Gea returns to do some glovework.

On the bench, helping young Marcus with his dot-to-dot book, is Sergio Romero, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Luke Shaw, Michael Carrick, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Axel Tuanzebe, who thanks to circumstance is United's third-choice central defender. Gulp.