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Sanchez and Rashford to start: Predicted Manchester United line-up to face Valencia

Juan Mata Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez

Manchester United face Valencia in the second match-week of the Champions League. Jose Mourinho’s men should be looking to put up a better performance after meekly surrendering against West Ham on Saturday.

The Red Devils began their European campaign with a 3-0 win over Young Boys and it would be great if we can repeat that scoreline against the La Liga side.

There could be a lot of changes in the side as we face Newcastle over the weekend. Here is our predicted line-up for the midweek game.

Predicted Manchester United XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Jose Mourinho

David de Gea (GK)

De Gea couldn’t do much to save any of the three goals on Saturday. He should hope his defence does a better job against Valencia.

Diogo Dalot (RB)

Dalot impressed in the game against Young Boys but this would be a sterner test for the summer signing.

Eric Bailly (CB)

The central defender hasn’t done well this season but this could be the game where he regains his form.

Chris Smalling (CB)

Possibly our best central defender, Smalling has been consistent and reliable at the back. Expect a good game from him against Valencia.

Luke Shaw (LB)

The Englishman is a better option as our left-back when compared to Ashley Young and should start the game against the Spanish side.

Fred (CM)

The midfield could see a few changes, meaning Fred may get a start ahead of Paul Pogba.

Marouane Fellaini (CM)

The Belgian will be expected to do his usual job in the middle of the park and hopefully, help us win the game.

Juan Mata Manchester United

Juan Mata (CM)

The Spaniard could be included for this game to have a chance of playing against his former club.

Marcus Rashford (RW)

He got the only goal of the game for us at London Stadium and should start out wide, although that isn’t his preferred position.

Romelu Lukaku (ST)

The Belgian went missing against the Hammers but a return to Old Trafford could see him get a goal or two.

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Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez (LW)

The Chilean wasn’t even part of the squad on Saturday. He hasn’t been in top form this season and needs a good game for United. This may be it.

Written by Thomas Hein

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