Jose Mourinho and his team will travel to Selhurst Park on Monday to face Crystal Palace in a game expected by many not to be a stroll in the park for United. With a possibility City will beat Chelsea, Jose Mourinho knows he has to continue to field a strong line up prior to their European engagement.
This is the situation United have found themselves and as such a very strong line up is expected.
The best player at United right now with so many miles apart is David De Gea and his story this season is how he has been the reason United are still second in the league. He will be in goal for this match.
Jose Mourinho has shown faith in his veteran full-backs and will continue to use them ahead of the younger players in that position. Anthony Valencia and Ashley Young both have shown that age is just a number and that they are capable of helping the team just like any other player.
The centre back pairing is expected to see Lindelof partner Smalling as Eric Bailey is not available for this game.
Nemanja Matic is just a surprise on how he has been able to solidify his game and ensure that he covers every ground on the pitch. That’s how good the former Chelsea player has been and that alone is an added advantage for United getting a player like that. He will be playing alongside the other two midfielders which are expected to be McTominay and Pogba.
United is the only team in the top four without a constant top three attackers as Mourinho can decide to go with Rashford or Lingard or Martial in his team with the other two faces now becoming regular in Lukaku and Sanchez. Lingard is expected to get the nod in this encounter.
Predicted line up: De Gea, Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Valencia, Matic, McTominay, Pogba, Lingard, Sanchez, Lukaku.