Following his side’s morale-boosting 4-1 victory over Fulham on Saturday, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho gave an indication of who will start for his side during their upcoming Champions League encounter against Valencia on Wednesday.
The win against the Cottagers was an important result for United as it was the first game which they have won with ease this season. The Red Devils eased to victory through goals from Ashley Young, Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.
United head into the game against Valencia already certain of qualification to the last-16 of Europe’s Premier club competition. It is very unlikely that Juventus will drop points against minnows Young Boys so the game is likely to be nothing more than a formality and Mourinho’s troops will advance to the last-16 as runners-up regardless of the result.
United are likely to use the game to give fringe players an opportunity and to rest key players. They face off against top of the table Liverpool next Sunday at Anfield.
As quoted by The Manchester Evening News, Mourinho said: “We need to rest players. These last two matches, Arsenal and today, today was really strong.
“We go to Valencia there are some that need to rest, some need to play. A question of trust and a question of justice too. So if I saw Romero plays, or he deserves to play.
“If I say a kid that is working like a tiger and is not playing much like Andreas Pereira is going to have a start, I’m going to make changes in the team because we have qualified.”