Future LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimović makes his long-awaited return from suspension tonight, as Manchester United host Everton in the Premier League. In attack, Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have been relegated to the bench after lackluster showings at the weekend. Instead, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard are on wing duties.
In midfield, the also returning Ander Herrera takes his place alongside Marouane Fellaini and the remains of Michael Carrick.
At the back, Antonio Valencia is given the day off, so utility man (!) Ashley Young starts at right-back. Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo continue their partnership in the middle of the defense, and it’s Daley Blind’s turn on the left-back carousel.
Paul Pogba is back from injury, but only fit enough to start from the bench apparently. No need to rush him, as he’s too important for the run in. Luke Shaw has returned from the wilderness, although no one expects him to see a minute of action. Darmian and Fosu-Mensah are on the bench too, just in case Mourinho wants to go 7 at the back again.
Everton have most of their first choice team available again, including Romelu Lukaku, who was useless at the weekend and who has been shut down multiple times by Blind of all people, and is therefore nailed on to score today.
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