Paul Pogba starts and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on the Manchester United bench against Newcastle United.
starts and Paul Pogba is on the Zlatan Ibrahimovic bench as they welcome Manchester United to Old Trafford this evening. Newcastle United
also names both Jose Mourinho and Marcus Rashford alongside Anthony Martial in his starting lineup as he looks to bounce back from a Romelu Lukaku 1-0 defeat at Chelsea before the international break.
In all, Mourinho makes four changes from last time out, with
and Henrikh Mkhitaryan missing from the matchday squad altogether. Eric Bailly
Pogba, back in the fold after a 12-week layoff with a hamstring injury, slots into the midfield alongside
and the returning Nemanja Matic , while Juan Mata drops to the bench. Ander Herrera suffered a thigh injury while on international duty with England and is absent today, meaning a recall for Phil Jones alongside Victor Lindelof , Chris Smalling and Ashley Young . Antonio Valencia
Ibrahimovic returns to the squad having been on the sidelines with cruciate knee ligament damage since April and is joined on the bench by
, also back in the fold after being out since April with his own knee problems. Marcos Rojo
Other options for Mourinho include
, Marouane Fellaini and Luke Shaw . Jesse Lingard
As for the Magpies,
makes two enforced changes from the Rafael Benitez 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth a fortnight ago, switching to a more attack-minded 4-3-3 formation. comes into the frontline, linking up with Daryl Murphy and Dwight Gayle , while Joselu misses out with a thigh injury. Christian Atsu
also misses out on the trip down to Old Trafford, meaning a recall for Jamaal Lascelles in defence alongside Ciaran Clark , DeAndre Yedlin and Florian Lejeune . Javi Manquillo , Matt Ritchie and Isaac Hayden keep their places in midfield and Jonjo Shelvey stays put between the posts. Rob Elliot Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Young; Matic, Pogba, Mata; Rashford, Martial, Lukaku Subs: Romero, Rojo, Shaw, Fellaini, Herrera, Lingard, Ibrahimovic Newcastle United: Elliot; Yedlin, Lejeune, Clark, Manquillo; Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey; Murphy, Gayle, Joselu Subs: Darlow, Gamez, Mbemba, Diame, Aarons, Perez, Mitrovic
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