Thursday 19 September 2019

Jose Mourinho makes one surprise call as Manchester United and Liverpool name teams for Anfield showdown

The Liverpool team bus outside the stadium before the match
The Liverpool team bus outside the stadium before the match

Mark Critchley

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has made three changes for Saturday's lunch-time kick-off against Liverpool, dropping Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata from his starting line-up.

Matteo Darmian and Anthony Martial come in for the pair, while Ander Herrera replaces the injured Marouane Fellaini in the centre of midfield as expected.

Darmian is expected to play at left-back with Ashley Young, who has impressed in defence recently, moves into attacking midfield.

Phil Jones starts alongside Chris Smalling in the centre of defence while Romelu Lukaku starts up front for the visitors.

Liverpool: Mignolet; Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Can; Salah, Firmino, Coutinho.

Substitutes: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sturridge, Solanke.

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Darmian; Matic, Herrera; Young, Mkhitaryan, Martial; Lukaku.

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