Ander Herrera has fallen out of favour and it seems Mourinho prefers the midfield partnership that gave him so much success against CSKA Moscow.
Old Trafford was not a fortress under David Moyes, Louis van Gaal or in Mourinho's first season, but that appears to be the case this term.
They play Crystal Palace, who sit bottom of the table on zero points with zero goals scored and 13 conceded.
Hodgson could be forced to field 24-year-old Freddie Lapado in the match, a player who spent last season on loan with Oldham Athletic, and who's last full-time club before Crystal Palace was Isthmian League side Margate. Out of 16 Premier League meetings between the two sides, United have won 13, and three have ended in draws.
Mata's goal three minutes in set the tone for another impressive win, with Fellaini's double all-but wrapping up the points prior to Lukaku netting his 11th United goal late on.
Spanish global David De Gea has been impressive so far this season and will likely keep his place in goal barring any injury. To overtake City, United have to beat the Eagles as City will be playing against the defending champions Chelsea in this round.
But on Saturday it was especially long for Joel Ward after the Englishman tore him apart from as early as the third minute when he left the Palace man for dead before laying on Juan Mata's opener. Marouane Fellaini scored either side of half-time to ensure the game was over as a contest by the time his second hit the net after 49 minutes.
Saudi Arabian Women To Be Allowed To Drive
And before the news King Salman was scrapping the ban on driving, he ordered workplaces to provide transport for female workers. So why has "the ban" been lifted now? Still, lifting the driving ban on women could help the country's worldwide reputation.
PSG hammering ends Ancelotti's reign at Bayern
The former-Bayern player faces a tough challenge ahead, starting with a league match against Hertha Berlin on Sunday. The game in Paris showed clearly that we had to take action. "It's also the last game before the global break".
Irishwoman edged out in UKIP leadership contest
Following Bolton's election as leader, Nigel Farage tweeted: "I am delighted @_HenryBolton has won the UKIP leadership election". Activists stood outside the Ukip party conference with placards as they targeted former leader Nigel Farage .
Female Saudi drivers 'will reduce crashes'
Women can not have custody of a child once the child has reached a certain age: nine years of age for girls, and seven for boys. Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Tuesday issued a royal decree allowing women to drive in the kingdom.
United States review bilateral defense cooperation
I am happy to note that Secretary Mattis reaffirmed the United States position in support of these principles. The agendas of defence partnership and building weapon in India under Make in India program is very high.
Trump lashes out at McCain on health care vote
The legislation would do away with Obamacare's individual mandate requiring most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine. McCain's rejection of the Graham-Cassidy proposal effectively ends the party's chances at repealing Obamacare - for now.