Man United vs Liverpool: Confirmed Lineups – Mourinho Drops Star Man, Fellaini Returns To Squad, Emre Can Starts

Manchester United welcome bitter rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford to battle it out for who keeps second place in the Premier League on Saturday.

United boss Jose Mourinho headed into the game with an injury crisis.

Ander Herrera, Daley Blind and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have all been ruled out with injury.

Marouane Fellaini has however, made a surprise return earlier than expected and has been named on the bench.

Fellaini faces an uncertain future at United as he enters the last few months of his contract.

Turkish-Football have reported Galatasaray as being interested in the Belgium international and holding talks.

The Lions have however, yet to reach an agreement with his representatives.

Mourinho did receive one bit of good news as Eric Bailly returned to the squad after months on the sideline.

The Red Devils had a tough decision to make in the final third heading into the clash.

Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez were always expected to start in his three man attack but Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard were all available for his final spot.

Mata ended up getting the nod but the biggest shock was Paul Pogba getting dropped for arguably the Red Devils biggest game of the season.

Lukaku will be looking for his 100th league goal against the Reds on Saturday.

Liverpool meanwhile have no major injury concerns heading into the game. Jordan Henderson is available having recovered from a dead leg and has been named on the bench.

Andrew Robertson has also been passed fit, while Georginio Wijnaldum has returned from injury, both start on the bench.

Midfielder of Turkish origin Emre Can is match fit and will start his 12th successive game in the Premier League.

Can will start alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner in midfield.

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Firmino have all got the nod up front.

Salah has 24 goals in the league this season and has netted in his last five matches.

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Man United vs Liverpool: Confirmed Starting Lineup

Manchester United starting lineup:
De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Young, Matic, McTominay, Mata Alexis Rashford, Lukaku

Subs: Romero, Darmian, Lindelof, Shaw, Carrick, Fellaini, Lingard

Liverpool starting lineup:
Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Can, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah, Firmino

Subs: Mignolet, Wijnaldum, Gomez, Henderson, Lallana, Solanke, Matip