Man United boss Jose Mourinho to start Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial against Watford

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial will start for Manchester United in their final Premier League game of the season against Watford at Old Trafford.

The duo were left out of the starting XI in United’s 0-0 draw against West Ham on Thursday after their disappointing performances in the club’s 1-0 loss to Brighton.

However, Mourinho is planning to make significant changes to his starting line-up this weekend.

“Marcus and Anthony played against Brighton. Today was for Alexis and Lingard and Sunday is a game for Martial and Rashford,” Mourinho said.

“I play some players that didn’t play today, I play Romero, I play Daley Blind, I play Eric Bailly, I play Rashford, I play Martial, I play Mata.”

The Portuguese also said that midfielder Michael Carrick will be leading the side in what is likely to be his final United appearance.

He said: “Carrick was decided, so if today we lose a match (against West Ham) and we need the point against Watford I would play Carrick the same.”

Striker Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Marouane Fellaini will miss Sunday’s clash against Watford due to injuries.

Lukaku suffered an ankle injury in the game against Arsenal at the end of April and is currently undergoing treatment in Belgium but Mourinho remains optimistic he will be fit for the FA Cup final on May 19.

“We hope he can play the final. He is in Belgium having treatment with communications between doctors and our medical department at the moment,” Mourinho said.

“We are waiting to see if he can play final – if not starting at least to be on the bench.”