Manchester United fans cannot fathom why Mourinho played McTominay out of position against West Ham United

Jose Mourinho is no stranger to making some eyebrow-raising decisions, and he did so on Saturday when he selected his Manchester United team to take on West Ham United at the London Stadium.

The experienced coach opted to play three at the back, with Luke Shaw and Ashley Young on the flanks either side.

Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof were selected as part of the trio, but the surprise addition was Scott McTominay.

The 21-year-old usually plays in central midfield, but Mourinho decided to take a risk and position the youngster as a right centre-back.

Overall, United struggled to impose their game at the Stratford-based stadium and they did not muster a single shot on target in the first half.

In the end, the Red Devils lost 3-1, with Felipe Anderson opening the scoring for the Hammers and Victor Lindelof inadvertently sending the ball into his own net.

Marcus Rashford managed to give United a lifeline, but it failed to inspire a comeback as Marko Arnautovic wrapped up the win for West Ham.

On Twitter, plenty of United fans were left scratching their heads over why McTominay was played in defence given that recognised centre-back Eric Bailly was on the bench.