Mourinho already confirms 5 starters including a thrilling front 3 for the game against Watford

Jose Mourinho has already confirmed that Sergio Romero, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Michael Carrick will start against Watford in United’s last Premier League game of the season. As David De Gea already won the Golden Glove with his cleansheet against West Ham, it makes sense for Mourinho to give Romero some game time ahead of the World Cup. Michael Carrick will start in what will be his final game for Manchester United as he is set to retire at the end of the season. Speaking about his selection for the Watford game, Mourinho said the following.

“Romelu plays on Sunday because he deserves that and some other players are going to play because we as a team achieve the second position and we as a team are going to play the FA Cup final,” the boss told reporters after Thursday’s game.

“It is normal that Michael Carrick is captain at Old Trafford for the last game of his career. David De Gea will be rested, so it gives a chance for Sergio Romero to play. I can make changes.

“Marcus and Anthony played against Brighton. Today it was for Alexis and [Jesse] Lingard to play and Sunday is again for Martial and Rashford.”

Old Trafford will get to see a front three of Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford against Watford. Both Martial and Rashford have a lot to prove and will need a standout performance if they were to convince Mourinho to pick them in the FA Cup final against Chelsea. Lukaku starting is good news for United fans as initially there were some doubts about his fitness for the FA Cup final. This being a dead rubber, we might even see some of the youngster from the Manchester United youth team take part.

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