West Brom haven’t scored a goal since Alan Pardew was appointed as manager. It is likely that Jose Mourinho will revert to the highly successful strategy that saw his team score seven goals in two away games at Watford and Arsenal recently.
That means David De Gea in goal while Antonio Valencia will probably be selected on the right despite looking tired against Bournemouth. Romelu Lukaku is another player who needs a rest but it seems that this trio, alongside Nemanja Matic, will be given their time off from the League Cup game against Bristol City in the week.
Marcus Rashford looked lively in midweek and he may come in for Anthony Martial; Jesse Lingard was one of the game’s best players in this fixture last season and considering his importance to this system in recent games, was surely taken off with twenty minutes to go in midweek with this game in mind.
The big question mark will come on the left hand side with Luke Shaw impressing again. However, Young’s familiarity and form in that role will probably give him the nod; Shaw may have to wait until the Bristol game to get minutes, though it is hoped that Mourinho is phasing him back in as the first choice left back. In midfield, Marouane Fellaini will hopefully be back after missing Bournemouth due to failing a late fitness test.
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