Possible Manchester United XI for Jose Mourinho's first friendly game v Wigan

New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho poses ahead of the press conference

Manchester United have less than two weeks to prepare.

New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho poses ahead of the press conferenceNew Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho poses ahead of the press conference

Manchester United have announced Jose Mourinho's first game as manager will be against Wigan on July 16.

The match presents a selection challenge for Mourinho, but also an interesting opportunity, with several players unavailable due to their extended summer break.

This encompasses all players who featured at Euro 2016, including the likes of Wayne Rooney and David de Gea, while Sergio Romero is also out due to his Copa America involvement.

Here is a look at a potential XI from players who are available.

The game will be a big opportunity for Sam Johnstone, as he is currently United's most senior goalkeeper, with Romero and De Gea absent.

In defence new signing Eric Bailly could feature, alongside Phil Jones who did not make England's squad for Euro 2016.

Luke Shaw will hope to be fit enough to feature at left-back, while Matteo Darmian's absence will allow Timothy Fosu-Mensah another opportunity to impress at right-back.

Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan celebrates scoring their first goalBorussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan celebrates scoring their first goal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be ready to feature straight away once his move is confirmed, with Ashley Young and Memphis Depay given early chances to redeem themselves on the wings.

In central midfield United's options are limited, and it could be Daley Blind and Ander Herrera who get he early nod, potentially being replaced by Michael Carrick and youngster Andreas Pereira.

Manchester United's James Wilson in action with Middlesbrough's George FriendManchester United's James Wilson in action with Middlesbrough's George Friend

Up front there could be a big chance for James Wilson to stake a claim. Marcus Rashford and Wayne Rooney both are on breaks after their Euro 2016 involvement, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic may also not be ready to feature so soon after his performances with Sweden.

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