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Man Utd demonstrated squad depth in the win over CSKA

Man Utd demonstrated squad depth in the win over CSKA 2

Man Utd demonstrated squad depth in the win over CSKA

Man Utd had a long list of absentees during the trip to CSKA Moscow.

Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick joined Paul Pogba’s injury club after the match against Southampton at the weekend.

Man Utd had an easy victory in Russia, despite making five changes

Jose Mourinho made five changes from the match at St Mary’s, but if this is considered a test of squad depth, it can be said that Man Utd passed.

Romelu Lukaku scored his ninth and 10th goals respectively for Man Utd, but his excellence is just one of the positives for Mourinho.

Anthony Martial was even more impressive.

The French striker struggled to find his footing in the early part of the season.

Martial left his mark in the third minute, with an impromptu backheel to pass the ball to Mkhitaryan.

Man Utd demonstrated squad depth in the win over CSKA

Martial is one of the most prominent players on Man Utd’s side

Martial contributed to all four of Man Utd’s goals against CSKA.

In the fourth goal, Martial’s effort to sprint and finish gave Mkhitaryan a chance to score from close range.

Martial stirred CSKA’s right wing from the beginning to the end of the match.

Mourinho once complained about the 21-year-old striker’s lack of confidence at the end of last season.

Martial had three successful dribbles, equal to six other Man Utd teammates, but created five scoring opportunities.

Man Utd demonstrated squad depth in the win over CSKA

Herrera is Man Utd’s ball coordination center against CSKA

The injury problem in the Man Utd midfield helped Ander Herrera make his fourth start since the beginning of the season.

Herrera has 118 touches of the ball, more than any other player.

Herrera continuously tackled and intercepted the ball in front of Man Utd’s defense.

Man Utd demonstrated squad depth in the win over CSKA

Lukaku maintains a stable scoring performance, with 10 goals in nine appearances

With only two regular defenders in the team, Mourinho arranged Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling alongside Eric Bailly in an unfamiliar three-man defense.

Mourinho once again reiterated the need to sign Lindelof, after starting him on the field in the 4-1 win over Burton in the League Cup.

Mourinho’s night of satisfaction ended when he sent Jesse Lingard, Matteo Darmian and Marcus Rashford onto the field in an arranged match.

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