Twitter erupts as Jose Mourinho makes two big calls for Manchester Derby

The Manchester Derby kicks off at 12.30pm this afternoon and the starting XIs have were confirmed on Twitter around half an hour ago.

Whilst Manchester City fans are relatively pleased with their starting line-up, Manchester United supporters are a little more divided over Jose Mourinho’s.

Indeed, considering the Special One was famed for rarely altering his starting XI whilst in charge of Chelsea, two changes from the line-up that beat Hull City in the Premier League before the international break has caught quite a few people off guard.

Summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan has come in for Juan Mata but perhaps the biggest surprise is the inclusion of Jesse Lingard, who hasn’t featured for United since scoring a stunner and subsequently limping off injured in the Community Shield final.

But a hardworking youngster who graduated from the club’s academy, Red Devils fans are mostly pleased to see him starting such an important game.

However, some are a little more disappointed by Marcus Rashford missing out, despite bagging the winner against the Tigers and netting a hat-trick for England U21s in midweek.

Will Mourinho’s shock selections come back to haunt him? I guess we’ll find out at the final whistle.

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