Jose Mourinho’s starting eleven against Arsenal has caused a stir on social media.
Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku have both been dropped to the bench, while Diogo Dalot is set to make his first Premier League start.
The line-up tonight also marks the eagerly anticipated return of Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly.
However, a defeat tonight will pile even more pressure on Mourinho, who must be aware his job is no longer safe.
The confirmed line-up is as follows: De Gea, Dalot, Bailly, Smalling (C), Rojo, Darmian, Herrera, Matic, Lingard, Rashford, Martial.
United fans have been reacting to the team news on Twitter, as seen below.
No creativity in the midfield at all
No Fred or pogba
— GTIME (@zonke_A1) December 5, 2018
Jose Mourinho has started Nemanja Matic over:
I cannot believe some people back this man. #MUFC
— ☈🇾🇪 (@UtdRobbo) December 5, 2018
Lool. This guy benched pogba sha
— Damola 👣 (@damolaa__) December 5, 2018
No Pogba or Lukaku £164 mill on the bench + back 5 at home. Matic playing 2 games in a week.
This game will end in a draw or Arsenal win
— Kanga (@K_Messias__) December 5, 2018
Fred, the fourth-most expensive #mufc signing, not even on the bench.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) December 5, 2018
Could live with that #mufc back 5 if Matic wasn’t playing. Throw Fred in for him and it has potential.
Darmian getting another shop window run out.
— Andrew Kilduff (@TuftyMUFC) December 5, 2018
Pogba and Lukaku are dropped. I know Pogba has been shit lately, it might cost us but then again imagine having him giving away goals to a team of attackers like Arsenal. 😬
— Yvonne Tulela 🇳🇦 (@Tuvonne_) December 5, 2018
Matic for Pogba & it would actually be a good side
— 𝐍͟͟ 𝐇͟͟ ૐ-ᵐᶜᵐˣˣˣⁱᵛ (@N33EEJ) December 5, 2018