MANCHESTER, Sporting Alert – Livescores and updates from Manchester United v Zorya Luhansk in Europa League action. Follow scores at www.livescores.com.
Manager Jose Mourinho has made four changes to his Manchester United starting line-up for this Group A Europa League battle with the visiting Zorya Luhansk at Old Trafford today.
However, Wayne Rooney, who was left on the bench at the weekend in the 4-1 win over Leicester City, continues to be a substitute for today’s encounter, as the skipper was not selected in the first 11.
Rooney has been under tremendous pressure to produce consistently for the Red Devils this season and Mourinho noted prior to the game that he will do whatever it takes to protect his leader until he thinks he is ready to start again.
Meanwhile, coming into the starting team today are Sergio Romero, who replaces David de Gea in goal, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Marcos Rojo, who start in place of Antonio Valencia and Daley Blind as the full-backs, while Marouane Fellaini comes into the midfield for Ander Herrera.
Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic continue to head the front line, with Paul Pogba, also starting.
Rooney is joined on the bench by Memphis Depay, Ashley Young, Morgan Schneiderlin, Michael Carrick, and Anthony Martial.
Manchester United: Romero; Fosu-Mensah, Bailly, Smalling, Rojo; Fellaini, Pogba; Lingard, Mata, Rashford; Ibrahimovic. Subs: Johnstone, Carrick, Schneiderlin, Young, Martial, Memphis, Rooney.
Zorya Luhansk: Shevchenko, Sivakov, Chaykovskiy, Kamenyuka, Petriak, Kulach, Forster, Karavaev, Ljubenovic, Grechyshkin, Sobol. Subs: Sukhotskiy, Gordiyenko, Lipartia, Paulinho, Opanasenko, Checher, Chuvayev.