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Report: How Mourinho's Man Utd Could Line Up

Report: How Jose Mourinho's Manchester United Could Line Up

By David Kappel - Jun 22, 2017 06:30 PM @kappilinho

Jose Mourinho is still busy chasing his preferred transfer targets, and reportedly wants to add two Real Madrid players, but what could Manchester United's new starting XI look like?

Click through the gallery above to see United's potential 2017/18 line-up, as compiled by Sky Sports.

The Portuguese tactician has already secured the services of 22-year-old centre back Victor Lindelof for €35 million (R507 million) from Benfica.

While recent reports have linked the Red Devils with a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo, Sky Sports believe Mourinho has other targets.

After United struggled to convert many of their chances last season, and with it having been announced that Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract will not be extended, Mourinho apparently wants to add more firepower up front.

He reportedly wants to pounce for Los Blancos stars James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata, who will be aiming for more game time next season.

In addition, Ivan Perisic is understood to be his main target to improve the left wing.

So, how could United line up next season?

Here is what Sky Sports suggested:

David de Gea will apparently remain at Old Trafford after Real shifted their focus to Gianluigi Donnarumma.

In front of the Spaniard, Antonio Valencia, Lindelof, Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw could form Mourinho's new regular back four.

Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera will form Mourinho's new central midfield pairing, while Marcus Rashford could take up the position on the right wing.

Rodriguez would become United's new playmaker, while Perisic would fill the left wing, with Morata being fielded up top as the club's new main striker.

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Sky Sports’ line-up leaves notable names such as Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Anthony Martial, Daley Blind, Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard and Sergio Romero on the bench.

Would you be happy with this United line-up? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Siya:wekhosi Jun 29, 2017 01:48 PM
Gud lineup man United.
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MR E Jun 29, 2017 05:22 AM
United will crush teams this season.
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real-madrid Jun 28, 2017 03:35 PM
and they wil still fail to win the epl
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75149316 Jun 28, 2017 01:59 AM
1De Gea 25Valencia 5Rojo 3Baily 12Smalling 21Hererra 18Matic 6Pogba 10Rodrigues 19Rushford 9Morata (20Romero 25Fuso-Mensah 23Shaw 4Jones 2Lendelof 17Blind 27 Fellaini 8Mata 22Mkhitaryan 11Martial 14Lingard
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Glamour boys akaKhosination Jun 23, 2017 05:11 PM
No ways Mou would have one defender on the bench. It is impossible.
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No badges available Jun 23, 2017 09:14 AM
David Kappel, a suggestion. I think it is safe to think that you read international sports news outlets, and judging by the lineup you suggested, which I have seen before, you do read them. So why don't you create an interactive tool for the readers to suggest their own lineup or give different scenarios of the suggested lineup with different formations, taking into account the transfer rumours surrounding some players.
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mosville Jun 23, 2017 08:47 AM
Old news
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Spiro Valdez Jun 23, 2017 08:45 AM
So there would be no space for Mata & Mikhitaryan then?
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No badges available Jun 23, 2017 07:16 AM
It will be a good line up but mkhitharyn and mata should be in the line up.
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smartcoach Jun 23, 2017 07:01 AM
Mou doesnt rate luke Shaw highly ....and he usually plays Rashford as a centre forward
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 23, 2017 06:48 AM
I cnt blv this and i m sure Mourihno wll not leave Fellaini on his line up unless his injury and what s going on abt Wayne Rooney cowditor?
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musa005 Jun 22, 2017 06:58 PM
Looks good on paper
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Phikza Jun 22, 2017 06:39 PM
Good line-up...

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