Manchester United are facing somewhat of a striker crisis for this weekend’s meeting with Watford, as both Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial have been declared out of action.
Manager Louis van Gaal confirmed on Friday that Rooney is suffering from illness and is in no fit state to take to the pitch, while Martial picked up a foot injury during Tuesday night’s friendly with England at Wembley.
With that in mind, United will need to undergo a dramatic reshuffle to take on The Hornets with a few youngsters and a few out of form senior members being drafted in.
See how we think they’ll line up below.
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GK: David de Gea
Continuing where he left off with no problems.
LB: Ashley Young
Making his return to Watford for the first time since leaving albeit a little further back than when he left.
CBs: Chris Smalling & Daley Blind
The pair have been performing well together recently so there will be no need to break them up.
RB: Mateo Darmian
The classy Italian has faltered slightly recently, but this will be the opportune time for him to step into the fore once again.