Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has often been accused of ‘parking the bus’ when his team take on their big rivals in the Premier League.
This afternoon, though, the Portuguese coach has indicated that his first XI will go all out for victory against Manchester City at Old Trafford.
Usually Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford alternate for matches, but on this occasion, both have been selected to start.
Jesse Lingard, who has been in goalscoring form of late, also joins the pair to provide support to Romelu Lukaku up front.
The inclusion of these players means that United could potentially cause havoc for their rivals on the counter-attack.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 10, 2017
With City holding an eight-point lead at the top of the table heading into the derby, there is a sense that United need to pick up all three points in order to keep themselves in the title race.
This could be why Mourinho has decided to pick an attacking team for this afternoon’s crunch match.
After the team news was announced, fans were drawn to the manager’s decision to play both Martial and Rashford.
Ooooh, very interesting. Looking forward to Martial, Rashford and Lingard playing together.
— ⚜️ (@ffsNathann) December 10, 2017
Rashford and Martial both starting 💪🏻
— Ashley Hovells (@ahovells) December 10, 2017
— ZlatanTime (@ZltanTime) December 10, 2017
Martial and Rashford!
— Charlotte Cork (@CharlotteCork) December 10, 2017
So happy we got rashford martial lingard and lukakau all starting against city at OT …so we aint playing to defend we are playing to attack come on @ManUtd
— ricki kenny-hyde (@RickiKenny) December 10, 2017
Martial, Lingard,Rashford, Lukaku all start for United. Thats some bold decision from Mourinho. #MUFC
— Ekene Ikeakanam (@ekecy) December 10, 2017
Apparently we starting Lingard, Rashford, Lukaku and Martial? Idk whether that’s too ambitious tbh😂
— Kyle Turner (@ItsKyleTurner) December 10, 2017
Parking the bus? José has gone for it! Martial Rashford Lingard Lukaku. What a time to be alive 🤣
— kylian (@YNLXCHASE) December 10, 2017
wooh!! four at the back, with Rashford, Lingard, Martial and Lukaku upfront.. That's a really attacking lineup! Go on lads pack a punch 👊👊👊 And make sure you paint Manchester 🔴🔴🔴 https://t.co/JyzbIQKEyq
— vicky (@im_vicky7) December 10, 2017
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