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The Rotated starting XI Manchester United should put out against wigan

With one cup final appearance in the bag, Manchester United will look to make progress in another when they welcome Wigan to Old Trafford in an FA Cup fourth round clash on Sunday afternoon.

Having won the competition last season under Louis van Gaal, José Mourinho will be loath to go out of the cup at an early stage, especially at home to a Championship side.

As such, he is highly unlikely to go with a fully weakened squad, though will be mindful of the fact that they face Hull City in the Premier League three days later.

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Mourinho has already confirmed that goalkeeper Sergio Romero and the reportedly unhappy Anthony Martial will start, while the likes of Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford can also expect to play a big role.

Romero was used in the early rounds of the EFL Cup and Europa League, as well as the FA Cup third round game against Reading, and will get another chance to impress on Sunday with his start already guaranteed by the manager.

After a certain point, Mourinho is going to have to start ackkowledging the potential of his young players (though that was said when he was at Chelsea too) – to that end, an early-round FA Cup match against Championship opposition would be perfect for a player like Fosu-Mensah to show what he can do.

(That said, it’s significantly more likely that Wayne Rooney will start in a number ten role.)

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Marouane Fellaini seems to have recovered somewhat from the nadir of being booed by his own club’s fans recently – whether he will still be at the club next season remains to be seen but for now, he is there and his recent appearances have probably warranted a start (unless José feels like dropping a grenade and starting Bastian Schweinsteiger).

With three games in a week probably too much for Michael Carrick by now and surely without the need for Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera is in line to fill the remaining midfield berth.


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