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Gomes And Martial To Start – Strongest 4-2-3-1 Manchester United Line-up To Face Burton Albion

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Predicted Manchester United Line-up To Face Burton Albion In Carabao Cup

After the draw against Stoke, Manchester United were back to winning ways at the weekend when they put four past an Everton side, who never even went into second gear at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho will be ecstatic with his side’s form and will hope that they can carry it into their third round League Cup tie against Burton Albion on Wednesday.

The Portuguese manager has a number of options at his disposal for this game and is expected to play a second-string side, which could still be too hard for Burton to beat. United will hope for nothing less than a victory.

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The Red Devils are still without the likes of Marco Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic while Paul Pogba recently joined the treatment table. However, they remain the only absentees for Mourinho, who has a plethora of talent to choose from for this game.

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Jose Mourinho

GK – Sergio Romero

With De Gea deserving some rest, Mourinho should bring Romero back into the first team for this League Cup tie.

Sergio Romero

RB – Matteo Darmian

The Italian full-back has been used sparingly this season by United but he should start at right-back, giving Antonio Valencia a break.

CB – Chris Smalling

The English defender is yet to earn the trust of Mourinho this season and this tie is the perfect opportunity for the duo to develop mutual trust.

CB – Victor Lindelof

The newbie for United, Lindelof has also failed to feature regularly in the first team at Old Trafford but he should partner Smalling in this game. He will look to put in a solid performance to make Mourinho take notice.

Victor Lindelof

LB – Luke Shaw

The former Southampton man has often been criticised by Mourinho but he should get a chance to start at left-back this mid-week.

CM – Michael Carrick

The experienced midfielder should start as the deepest of the midfielders to add mettle to the midfield and security to a new look backline for United.

CM – Ander Herrera

The Spaniard has also lost his place in the first team to Matic but he should start this game in the midfield, giving the Serb some rest.

CM – Scott McTominay

The youngster has impressed time and again at the highest level and Mourinho should be ready to trust him in this tie against Burton.

Ander Herrera
Ander Herrera

RW – Jesse Lingard

After a mixed performance against Everton, Lingard will look to bounce back with a productive one this week in this domestic cup tie.

LW – Angel Gomes

At just 17, Gomes is already turning a lot of heads in Europe and Mourinho should use this chance to give him some exposure at the highest level.

ST – Anthony Martial

Having played from the bench against the Blues on Sunday, it is clear that Mourinho wanted him to lead the attack for his side in this game, which he should do.

Here is how Manchester United might line up: