Strong 4-4-2 with Lukaku and Rashford starting: The United line-up to teach Man City a lesson before the season kicks off
The Red Devils are set to take on their fiercest local rivals on foreign soil and regardless of the circumstances, this is a match-up to take seriously.
Jose Mourinho’s men have been taking care of business so far in their pre-season tour of the United States with victories over LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake.
There were pluses to take from those two outings but there were a few minuses as well which should not necessarily be reemphasized and overemphasized as these are nothing but ‘training session fixtures’ before the actual season begins.
Even so, Thursday’s clash with Manchester City will be United’s toughest pre-season examination thus far and we can ill-afford to relax and have this turn into a convenient banter reference for City fans.
Thus, the team which Mourinho deploys against Pep Guardiola will have to be a fairly strong one.
And here is the line-up we would like to see from the United boss…