Picking the Best Potential Manchester United Lineup to Face CSKA Moscow on Tuesday

After a decisive 3-1 win over Arsenal, Manchester United will play host to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. United boss Jose Mourinho will look to shuffle his pack with the Manchester derby on the horizon.

Here's the best potential lineup for United's Champions League fixture.


  • Romero

Sergio Romero has certainly proved himself capable in the limited starts he has been provided. And after David de Gea's heroics against Arsenal, expect Romero to slot into Mourinho's starting eleven, giving the Spaniard a well-deserved rest in the process.


  • Darmian
  • Lindelof
  • Smalling
  • Blind

Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind are likely to come in for Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young respectively. Blind's passing ability, in particular, will come in handy when United attempt to break through Moscow's defense. 

Victor Lindelof will look to continue his recent run of positive performances as he could partner England international Chris Smalling in the center of defense.


  • Pogba
  • Ander
  • Mata
  • Mkhitaryan
  • Rashford

Having been ruled out of this weekend's match against Manchester City through suspension, Paul Pogba could feature alongside Ander Herrera in the center of midfield. 

After leaving Juan Mata out of the starting eleven against Basel and Arsenal, Mourinho will likely field the technically skilled Spaniard. 

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has struggled for consistency this term, but the Armenian will hope to recapture his form in the number ten role. Marcus Rashford's pace could also be an asset on the left-hand side of midfield.


  • Ibrahimovic

Since Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return from injury, Mourinho has been reluctant to play the big Swede from the start. But seeing as Romelu Lukaku is likely to feature against City on Sunday, Ibrahimovic could be afforded his first start of the 2017/18 campaign.

However, it remains to be seen as to whether Ibrahimovic can replicate his form of yesteryear.