The 2017/18 season is near it’s end as Manchester United take on West Ham at the London Stadium this evening.
We already have second place wrapped up and The Hammers are certain to be in the Premier League next season.
The FA Cup is just over a week away and Jose Mourinho is bound to have one eye on that going into tonight’s game. He may field the strongest side possible, but we think there will be a few opportunities handed out to fringe players.
Then again, the Portuguese tactician did that against Brighton last Friday and those players failed to show what they’re capable of.
Here is the team I think we’ll see face West Ham:
Goalkeeper David de Gea
The best goalkeeper in the world picks himself.
Defence: Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw
Jones returns and needs to get game time under his belt before the FA Cup Final, and Smalling pretty much selects himself nowadays. The out-of-favour Shaw might start to put himself in the transfer window as Mourinho will be looking to get the highest fee possible for the England international.
Midfielder: Scott McTominay, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba
I know Mourinho loves Nemanja Matic but he’s played an overwhelming amount of minutes this season and must be absolutely shattered. With the cup final around the corner, I’d be concerned about that and think McTominay could fulfil the role tonight. Herrera will replace Fellaini and a player of Pogba’s age shouldn’t require a rest. Hopefully he can bring his form to Wembley.
Attack: Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Alexis Sanchez
Antony Martial was poor against Brighton but so were many others. Rashford is probably more likely to be at the club, though, therefore I have more patience with the 20-year-old. Sanchez should step in for the Frenchman after returning from injury, and Lingard will be preparing himself to replicate his FA Cup heroics at Wembley.