Manchester United vs Blackburn Rovers: Preferred starting XI

by Sam Peoples

Here at The Peoples Person we always take a look at the predicted Manchester United starting XI for matches but ahead of today’s clash with Blackburn Rovers, we’re also going to give our own preferred team.

Jose Mourinho has indicated he’ll make a few changes today and that’s absolutely the right thing to do because we’ve got excellent squad depth, so why not use it? With that in mind, I want to see Luke Shaw and Timothy Fosu-Mensah come in at full back as they are both in need of game time and opportunities.

The only other change I’d make would be bringing Marcos Rojo in at centre-back for Chris Smalling. Going into the business end of the season, Eric Bailly is the only centre-back who is in my guaranteed starting XI and Mourinho needs to find his perfect partner. Jones? Smalling? Rojo? He needs to try them all.



United have only lost one in our last 23 games and are clear favourites today but as Hull City showed when they beat us 2-1, complacency can haunt United. We need to make sure that doesn’t happen and this team is certainly strong enough to beat a Blackburn side who are in a relegation battle in the Championship.

Who would be in your preferred XI? Leave yours in the comments.

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