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How Man Utd Could Line Up With Matic and Co.

How Manchester United Could Line Up With Matic and Company

By Keegan Kruger - Aug 03, 2017 11:58 AM @KeeganKruger

With Jose Mourinho having added three new faces to his Manchester United squad in this transfer window so far, here's how the Red Devils could line up with the likes of Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku next season.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see how United could line up next season, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The former Chelsea boss is expected to play a 4-1-4-1 formation in the upcoming season, which is slightly different from his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The 2016/17 UEFA Europa league winners have made three signings so far in this window, but only two of them are expected to walk straight into the first XI.

Spain international David de Gea is almost certain start in goals for the Old Trafford club. The 26-year-old has been one of the team's standout players over the past few seasons, and there is no doubt he will want to help his side win silverware in 2017/18.

In Mourinho's four-man defence, the Manchester publication feels that Ecuadorian Antonio Valencia will start at right back, while Italy defender Matteo Darmian might pip Luke Shaw and Daley Blind to the left-back role. In central defence, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are expected to start the season together as Victor Lindelof is not quite settled in just yet.

Nemanja Matic may play as the Portuguese tactician's lone defensive midfielder, with Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera in front of him. France international Anthony Martial and Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan are expected to play left and right wing, respectively.

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Former Everton striker Romelu Lukaku will be expected to lead the line for the Red Devils following his big-money move from the Toffees, but will face stiff competition from England international Marcus Rashford.

Do you think United will line up this way next season? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Only Griezeman was left
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Man U
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Binda_Bucks1 Aug 03, 2017 01:54 PM
I just can't wait for next season but I wanted Man U to have a Player like Hazard Griezman Abumeyang Neymar Sanchez The liverpool player Mane these players can change the game 1 of thse boys
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MOKOKOTLO Aug 03, 2017 01:05 PM
mou does not play same squad, so please editor its 13H00 please go to mayfair and bring us the news instead of sitting in your former colleague`s chair and drink mageu
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real-madrid Aug 03, 2017 12:36 PM
MAN UNITED GOING TO CHALLENGE FOR LEWAGUE THIS SEASON, I AM NOT A MANU FAN, BUT THE SQUAD LOOK FULL READY WITH GREAT PLAYERS, MY BIT WORRY WOULD BE THE DEFENCE BUT CENTER TO FORWARD..... reminder, mourhino everytime time first season he dnt win the league but come second seaon, he wins it, lets c if this continues, as for my team ASS-nal mxim wil always disspoaint
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lesiba ko-c 4 life Aug 03, 2017 12:34 PM
Hhhmmmm......tht will be the best formation for united
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Thabom85 Aug 03, 2017 12:26 PM
another stupid article from Soccer-Laduma. Jones will never in a 100 years play ahead of Lindelof. Darmian is a right back. How on earth do you play Darmian ahead of naturally left footed players like Blind and Shaw? As for Martial ahead of Rashford or Lingard, you people are just crazy.
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Pmblanie_waMaritzburgUntd Aug 03, 2017 12:20 PM
Mmmm let wait n c Man U
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AsaBucs11 Aug 03, 2017 12:13 PM
4 3 3 formation De gea Valencia Jones Baily Darmian Herera Matic Pogba Mkhitaryan Lukaku Rashford

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