Young gun: Rashford has been used in the spearhead role ahead of Martial

By Dominic Toner

Manchester United are set to leave attackers Henrikh Mkitaryan, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard out of their starting XI against West Ham.

Jose Mourinho is set to make four changes to the United team as David de Gea, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera and Anthony Martial return to the line-up.

Mkhitaryan, Michael Carrick, Daley Blind and Sergio Romero are set to be dropped from the team that defeat Feyenoord 4-0 on Thursday night.

Rashford and Lingard were both used as substitutes in the Europa League clash, but Mkhitaryan was the standout player on his return to the side.

Mourinho is not expected to start any of the attackers on Sunday for the Premier League match with West Ham at Old Trafford, showing the great strength in the United squad.

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Spain international De Gea is set to resume his place as the number one goalkeeper ahead of his understudy Romero.

Senior centre-backs Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling are still sidelined with injuries, meaning Rojo is likely to play alongside Phil Jones in the heart of the defence.

Carrick, 35, is expected to start on the bench against West Ham after starting after playing two games in quick succession.

Paul Pogba and Herrera are set to form the midfield partnership, with Wayne Rooney retaining his place in the team ahead of them after becoming United’s record goalscorer in Europe on Thursday.

United’s consistent performer Juan Mata is expected to line-up on the right and team-mate Martial occupying the left wing, who is in desperate need of some improved performances.

Mkhitaryan has not featured in the Premier League since September and is unlikely to be thrown straight back into the starting XI.

England youngsters Rashford and Lingard are yet to cement their place in the side, with Mourinho still trying to figure out his best team.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to lead the line after missing the club’s last league game against Arsenal through suspension.

The Sweden international played 90 minutes in the comfortable win against Feyenoord and failed to score, but will be looking for his ninth of the season against the Hammers.

In other Manchester United news, they are lining up a January bid for Chelsea’s £40million-rated star.