TEAM NEWS: Mourinho names strong Man Utd XI vs Hull City but Martial still out

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The Red Devils have a 2-0 advantage going into Thursday’s match but the Portuguese takes no chances as Zlatan Ibrahimovic leads the line once again

Jose Mourinho has named a strong side to take on Hull City in the second leg of Manchester United’s EFL Cup semi-final second leg against Hull City, but there is still no place for Anthony Martial.

The forward was omitted from the 18 for Saturday’s 1-1 draw away at Stoke City and has again missed out despite Mourinho making five changes to the side who snatched a point late on against the Potters.

Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo, Michael Carrick, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford all step into the first XI, with no Antonio Valencia, Daley Blind, Juan Mata, Marouane Fellaini or Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the starting line-up. However, Mourinho has maintained a strong look to his side, with Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David de Gea all starting.

The home side make seven changes from the side who lost 2-0 to Chelsea on Sunday, including the enforced absence of Ryan Mason, who fractured his skull at Stamford Bridge. There will be a minute’s applause in the 25th minute at the KCOM Stadium as a mark of support for the No.25 in his recovery.

United hold a 2-0 lead from the first leg at Old Trafford, with the winners going on to meet Southampton at Wembley on February 26.

Hull City starting XI: Marshall; Meyler, Maguire, Dawson, Tymon; Huddlestone, Clucas, Maloney; Diomande, Niasse, Bowen

Subs: Kuciak, Robertson, Hernandez, Elabdellaoui, Weir, Goebel, Markovic

Man Utd starting XI: De Gea; Darmian, Jones, Smalling, Rojo; Carrick, Herrera; Lingard, Pogba, Rashford; Ibrahimovic

Subs: Mata, Rooney, Romero, Mkhitaryan, Shaw, Fosu-Mensah, Fellaini


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