Either El Shaarawy or Zalewski could return to starting line-up vs Udinese

Mourinho and his men prepare ahead of tomorrow’s league fixture at the Dacia Arena against Udinese. The Giallorossi trained at Vitesse’s training facility in Holland are scheduled to fly into Udine later this afternoon.

According to Il Tempo, the changes made to the starting eleven will be straight-forward given the absences of Marash Kumbulla and Henrikh Mkhitaryan – both out for suspension.

In their place, Roger Ibañez and Sergio Oliveira will feature from the first minute.

Ibañez will slot in alongside Chris Smalling and Gianluca Mancini, whereas Oliveira will replace Mkhitaryan in the midfield with Cristante and Pellegrini next to him.

The only question mark remains the left flank with Nicola Zalewski recovering from an ankle sprain and reportedly being ready to start once more. At the same time, El Shaarawy could also possibly cover that same position and provide similar defensive and offensive solutions.

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