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Mkhitaryan axed, Depay starts in Mourinho 4-2-3-1: Manchester United best possible XI to face Zorya

By Emma Sanders

Memphis Depay should start Manchester United’s Europa League tie against Zorya Luhansk on Thursday evening.

The winger should be brought in from the cold and be given a rare start but attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan should miss out.

United must keep one eye on their crucial Premier League clash against Tottenham next Sunday so Jose Mourinho should make several changes in order to rotate his squad.

Among the changes, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Anthony Martial, Michael Carrick, Wayne Rooney and Depay should all start.

Marcus Rashford should be named in the starting line-up ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the centre-forward and the Englishman should be joined in attack by Martial and Depay.

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Schweinsteiger should be handed another rare start in midfield alongside Carrick and the duo can bring experience in the holding roles.

Eric Bailly was named on the bench for United’s 1-1 draw against Everton on Saturday but should not be risked just yet and Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo should retain their places at centre-back.

Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw should take up the full-back roles, while Sergio Romero deserves another start in goal ahead of David De Gea.

Juan Mata, Ander Herera and Paul Pogba should all be rested as United’s Premier League clash against Tottenham on the weekend must be a priority.

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