Manchester United face a tough away trip to Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s ban and United’s Europa League fixture gives a huge headache to Mourinho. The Europa League clearly is much more important tournament at the moment with Manchester United out of the top 4 in the Premier League.
Manchester United Starting Lineup against Chelsea
Wayne Rooney is expected to lead the line in Zlatan’s absence. These three games when Zlatan is unavailable for selection in the FA Cup and the Premier League represent a glorious opportunity for the Manchester United captain to prove to everyone that he is still a top level player. There has been a lot of speculation on Rooney’s future and it looks like he will leave the club in the summer. Everton have expressed interest in signing him but Rooney might end up on the bench even at Goodison Park. In Lukaku and Barkley, Everton have two young players who are playing better than Rooney at the moment.