Manchester United will be looking to make it three wins from three when the reds travel up to the KC Stadium on Saturday evening to face Hull City.
United have enjoyed a fantastic start to the new campaign thus far defeating Bournemouth and Southampton, whilst the home side have made an equally impressive start with victories against Leicester City and Swansea City.
Jose Mourinho’s men have an impressive track record against the tigers at the KC Stadium with United winning three out of the last four encounters and drawing one.
It is widely anticipated that the Portuguese will stick with his much favoured 4-3-2-1 formation with four across the back, two central midfielders, two out wide on the flanks and a number ten supporting the lone front man.
David De Gea is a near certainty to deputise in goal, whilst at right-back Antonio Valencia looks set to keep his place in the starting eleven after making a fine start to the new season. Chris Smalling could be set to earn a recall into the side after sitting out the 2-0 victory over Southampton at Old Trafford giving new club signing Eric Bailly a much needed rest, whilst his centre back partner is likely to be Daley Blind. At left back Luke Shaw will continue to keep his place in the side.
Mourinho’s central midfield choosing will come under some scrutiny when the team sheets are read out Saturday evening. Following Marouane Fellaini’s impressive performance in the opening league games he likely to start for the reds, whilst new club record signing Paul Pogba looks set to play alongside the Belgian leaving Morgan Schneiderlin, Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick out on the subistites bench.
On the flanks Anthony Martial is likely to be given one more chance to impress his new boss after disappointing thus far, while Jesse Lingard could earn a recall into the Manchester United side after limping off during the clubs 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the community shield.
However it may be the number ten role where the centre of attention will be at. Wayne Rooney’s disappointing start to the new season leaves Mourinho with an important decision to make. Should he stick with his captain or should he look to change things up. We think the Portuguese could ring the changes against the tigers and give Henrikh Mkhitaryan a first start of the campaign ahead of Rooney.
Leading Mourinho’s attack is likely to be Zlatan Ibrahimovic who will be looking to score for a third successive league game in a row, leaving united youngster Marcus Rashford on the substitutes bench.