Another week of Premier League action is upon us, and Manchester United will face recently promoted Hull City at KC Stadium on Saturday.
Following the game, we will have an international break for two weeks, so it will be really crucial for us to go into the interlull with our spirits high.
We have looked a formidable side under our new manager Jose Mourinho and have managed to achieve maximum points from our opening two games. It’s still opening days, but signs look great for the rest of the season.
New signings seemed to have settled well at Old Trafford, and it is rather coming along nicely for us in the earlier stages of the season.
Meanwhile, Hull have also managed to achieve six points from their opening two games and could prove to a tricky opponent for us in front of home crowd.
However, I am confident that we have the enough firepower to dispose of the Tigers, and we will definitely enter the pitch as clear favourites later today. Let’s see how Mourinho will line up his United side in a 4-2-3-1 formation against Hull:
Our neighbours seem to be having troubles with this position, but we don’t have to worry about any such problems. We have one of the world’s best goalkeepers in David De Gea, and he will start for us on Saturday.
Makeshift right-back Antonio Valencia has been doing an excellent job in the position, and there’s no reason to fix what is not broken.
Luke Shaw is the number-one left back option, and he will start against the Tigers. Chris Smalling, who missed the season-opener due to suspension, made his first appearance of the season as a substitute against Southampton last Friday. He should replace Daley Blind in the starting lineup.
Smalling will be partnered by new signing Eric Baily, who was immense for us in the opening two games.
Record-signing Paul Pogba made an impressive debut against the Saints, so there is no reason he won’t start today. Marouane Fellaini’s United career seemed to have earned a new lease of life under Mourinho.
The Portuguese manager assured the Belgian last week of his place in his plans for this season. One would expect that Mourinho will once again name the curly-haired midfielder in his starting eleven.
I expect Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be handed his first start of his United career today. He is likely to replace Juan Mata on the right side of the front three. France international Anthony Martial will keep his place and will start on the left.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made a hugely impressive start to his United career. He followed up his earlier performances with a brace in the 2-0 win over Southampton last Friday. He will once again lead the lines for us today. He will be supported by skipper Wayne Rooney in the number ten position.