TEAM NEWS: De Gea and Mkhitaryan out as Martial starts for Man Utd

Jose Mourinho has made two notable changes for the Europa League Round of 32 clash at Old Trafford

Anthony Martial has been named in Manchester United’s starting lineup ahead of their Europa League clash against Saint-Etienne on Thursday.

The Frenchman starts on the left wing in support of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while David De Gea has been dropped to the bench with Sergio Romero starting in goal.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been left out of the squad by manager Jose Mourinho due to illness, with Bastian Schweinsteiger named amongst the substitutes. Marouane Fellaini starts in place of the Armenian, with Paul Pogba moving up into the attacking midfield line.

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The curiosity of the match sees Pogba line up against his elder brother Florentin, who starts at left-back for Christophe Galtier’s side.

The first-leg clash kicks off at 20:05 GMT, with the return match taking place at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard next Wednesday.

Man Utd: Romero; Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Blind; Fellaini, Herrera; Mata, P. Pogba, Martial; Ibrahimovic. 

Subs: De Gea, Rojo, Lingard, Young, Rashford, Schweinsteiger, Darmian.

Saint-Etienne: Ruffier, Malcuit, Theophile-Catherine, Perrin, F. Pogba, Pajot, Veretout, Saivet, Monnet-Paquet, Hamouma, Jorginho. 

Subs: Moulin, Lemoine, Selnaes, Pierre-Gabriel, Lacroix, Beric, Roux.

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