Man Utd's potential front 6 for Manchester derby

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Jose Mourinho faces quite the selection dilemma heading into Saturday's Manchester derby.

Following Marcus Rashford's hat-trick for England Under-21s against Norway on Tuesday night, the Manchester United manager has a big decision to make over whether to start the 18-year-old.

But where to play him? It would be impossible to drop Zlatan Ibrahimovic - and Wayne Rooney for that matter - so it's unclear where exactly Rashford could be deployed.


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The fact remains that he deserves to start against Manchester City, especially so after his dramatic late winner against Hull City on August 27.

And so, here's what United's front six could look like if Mourinho rightfully opts to start Rashford.


Despite suffering a back injury against Hull, Marouane Fellaini is reportedly fit to face Pep Guardiola's side at Old Trafford.

The Belgian is a star reborn under Mourinho - and alongside Paul Pogba - and his return will come as a massive boost.


United's £89 million summer signing is slowly but surely regaining fitness and showing exactly why his new employers were so desperate to sign him.

A goal against City would be the perfect way to finally announce his world-record arrival.


It's been a somewhat frustrating start to the new season for Anthony Martial, but two assists so far is by no means a poor return.

The goals will eventually come and it's perseverence that will eventually see the Frenchman return to form.


If it wasn't for the fact Rooney is United's captain, he wouldn't be included in this front six.

The 30-year-old's influence on games is gradually wavering and there's a strong argument to be made that Juan Mata should be playing in the No.10 role instead.


The man of the moment. As mentioned, Rashford displacing Ibrahimovic up top is an impossibility but, on the left flank, he can cause just as much damage.

Using his blistering speed and clever movement, there's no reason why the 18-year-old can't drift inside to act as a second striker.


Three goals so far this Premier League season tells you everything you need to know about how well Ibrahimovic has settled into his new surroundings.

The Swedish striker still looks slightly off the pace, so it's a scary thought just how much trouble he could cause when fully fit.

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