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Lingard starts, Rooney dropped.

Manchester United fans have mixed feelings about starting XI v Leicester

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It's not been the best of weeks for Manchester United or their manager Jose Mourinho.

The Red Devils lost three games in a row - the first time the Portuguese boss had done so in 14 years - and their title credentials are already coming under heavy scrutiny, just five games into the new season.

Losses to Manchester City in the derby and Watford in the Premier League came either side of a disappointing opening Europa League defeat to Feyenoord and many United fans are already beginning to get frustrated with Mourinho's team selections.

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One player that has particularly disappointed so far this season is captain Wayne Rooney.

Many have questioned where the 30-year-old's best position is, with Roy Hodgson playing him in a midfield role for England at Euro 2016, while Mourinho made it clear that Rooney will not play in midfield, stating when he was first appointed: "For me, he will be a No 9 or a No 10, or a number nine-and-a-half, but with me he will never be a No 6, not even a No 8."

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But it appears that Mourinho has decided to listen to the pleas of the United fans to drop Rooney, by leaving him out of the starting XI to face last season's Premier League champions, Leicester.

Here is how United line up today:

Despite fans rejoicing at the captain being dropped, Mourinho's selection was also met with confusion at some of his other decisions.

Fans on Twitter were baffled how Jesse Lingard has deserved a starting spot, particularly after he was hauled off at half time during the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City, due to his poor performance.

Here's how United fans reacted on Twitter:

Judging by these reactions, it seems that Jose can do no right, with one decision met with delight, yet another met with despair.

But all Mourinho will be caring about today is getting the three points to get their season back on track.

Who'd be a manager, eh?!

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