Predicted Manchester United Line-up To Face Tottenham In The FA Cup Semi-final
Manchester United have a huge FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham and it has been a bit of an up and down season, to say the least.
While we have shown glimpses of our potential by defeating Liverpool and Manchester City, we have also displayed our inability to kill off teams, like we saw against West Bromwich Albion.
The last match saw us win against Bournemouth but Jose Mourinho rang a number of changes in the side as he wanted to see if a few players can break into XI.
There were a few performances that were good and hopefully, the Red Devils can defeat Mauricio Pochettino’s men and reach the FA Cup final, which is also our only chance of winning silverware now.
Probable Manchester United XI
David de Gea (GK)
There is no doubt that De Gea is the best keeper in the world. The Spaniard kept another clean sheet against the Cherries and should look to do the same against Spurs.
Antonio Valencia (RB)
One of the most reliable players in recent years, Valencia did not start against Bournemouth but he should play at Wembley.
Chris Smalling (CB)
Smalling scored the opening goal in our previous game and even though Phil Jones is back, it should be Smalling to start against Tottenham.
Eric Bailly (CB)
Bailly was an unused sub against the Cherries and he should return to the starting XI against Spurs and hopefully, lead us to an easy win.
Ashley Young (LB)
Young too was rested for last game and even though Luke Shaw got a chance, Mourinho should opt for the in-form Young.
Nemanja Matic (CM)
Matic is one of the players that Mourinho trusts and the Serbian must start this important game.
Ander Herrera (CM)
Even though Herrera started against Bournemouth, the Spaniard should keep his spot in the XI to face Tottenham.
Paul Pogba (CM)
Pogba wasn’t at his best against the Cherries but he did pick up the pace in the second half and should play in this big game.
Alexis Sanchez (LW)
One of the players who was rested by Mourinho on Wednesday, this is too big a game for Sanchez to miss and he must start this match.
Jesse Lingard (RW)
It is a tough choice between Lingard and Marcus Rashford but Jesse has been in a better form compared to Rashford and should just about make it to the starting XI.
Romelu Lukaku (ST)
Lukaku got his 27th goal of the season in the 2-0 win over Bournemouth and he could be a handful for the Spurs defence in the semi-final.