Alexis Sanchez makes Manchester United debut at Yeovil

The new signing will make his bow in the Manchester United shirt in the FA Cup fourth-round clash at Huish Park on Friday

Alexis Sanchez will make his Manchester United debut on Friday after being named in the starting line-up for the FA Cup fourth-round fixture against Yeovil Town.

The Chilean looks set to play on the left of the attacking midfield line for Jose Mourinho’s side, with Marcus Rashford named up front and Scott McTominay in the No.10 role as United make 10 changes from the side which beat Burnley 1-0 on Saturday.

Only Juan Mata survives from the starting XI at Turf Moor, while the start for Sanchez marks his first appearance in 23 days, having played his final game for Arsenal in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on January 3.

Club skipper Michael Carrick makes his return after four months out with a heart complaint, taking his place alongside Ander Herrera in the centre of midfield.

There is also a spot on the bench for 17-year-old Angel Gomes, whose only previous appearance for the first-team came as a last-minute substitute in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on the final weekend of the 2016-17 Premier League season.

Yeovil Town XI: Krysiak; James, Sowunmi, N. Smith, Dickson; Gray, Wing, Bird, Green; Zoko (c), Surridge

Subs: Maddison, Whelan, C. Smith, Gobern, Santos, Browne, Fisher.

Man Utd XI: Romero; Darmian, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw; Carrick (c), Herrera; Mata, McTominay, Sanchez; Rashford.

Subs: J. Pereira, Smalling, Young, Gomes, Lingard, Mata, Lukaku.


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