Man United vs Chelsea
When the team sheets came out on Sunday for the Premier League match between Man United and Chelsea fans of both sides were happy.
Some of the biggest named players in both squads were back in the starting XIs.
After Liverpool beat West Ham on Saturday, Man United have been dropped down into third in the EPL.
Chelsea are fourth, three points behind the Red Devils.
Man United & Chelsea team sheets
The team sheets were as follows.
Man United: De Gea; Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Young; McTominay, Matic, Pogba; Alexis, Lukaku, Martial
Subs: Pereira, Bailly, Shaw, Carrick, Mata, Lingard, Rashford
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta (c), Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Drinkwater, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Morata, Hazard.
Subs: Caballero, Cahill, Zappacosta, Emerson, Fabregas, Pedro, Giroud.
Paul Pogba & Anthony Martial
The two names were stood out on the Man United XI were Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.
Pogba and Martial have both been rotated in recent weeks by Jose Mourinho, much to the chagrin of many supporters.
It was also worth noting that Luke Shaw, who was also omitted from the squad vs Sevilla, returned on the bench for Mourinho.
POGBA AND MARTIAL START! pic.twitter.com/B2gxA4lIS2
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) February 25, 2018
Would’ve preferred Shaw to Young and Rashford to Lukaku, but it’s a fucking relief to see Pogba back in the team.
— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) February 25, 2018
When Martial, Alexis, Lukaku & Pogba all start but then you realize Smalling is starting at CB. pic.twitter.com/hiYHiy6xAa
— Öliver. (@UtdOliver) February 25, 2018
Alvaro Morata is back, Cesc Fabregas on the bench
As for Chelsea, the big news was the return of Spanish international striker Alvaro Morata in attack.
Olivier Giroud was on the bench, while Pedro also had to make do with a spot on the sidelines.
Another interesting decision from Antonio Conte was to leave Cesc Fabregas on the bench for the Old Trafford trip.
Danny Drinkwater got the nod in a more combative Chelsea midfield.
Hazard, Morata and Willian, please take it easy on Manchester United defenders. They are Small, Young and Blind 😂😂⚽
— Frank Asiedu (@Asiedukojofrank) February 25, 2018