van Persie or Di Maria To Start? Predicted Man Utd Starting XI To Face Aston Villa

By on April 2, 2015

Manchester United will be looking to continue their recent good form when they take on Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. Here’s the starting eleven I think Louis van Gaal will go with:

Goalkeeper: No decision for van Gaal to make in goal as David De Gea is certain to start on Saturday.

Defence: Marcos Rojo made his return as a substitute during United’s 2-1 win over Liverpool before the international break so he could come back into the starting eleven this weekend with Phil Jones possibly making way. Chris Smalling is expected to be passed fit despite being subbed for England on Tuesday night after feeling unwell. Luke Shaw could be pushing for a recall but van Gaal may stick with Daley Blind at left-back while Antonio Valencia should keep his place on the right side ahead of Rafael.

Midfield: Michael Carrick will continue in the holding role while Ander Herrera should keep his place alongside him in midfield. van Gaal isn’t expected to make too many changes from the side that won at Anfield so Angel Di Maria is expected to remain on the bench. Juan Mata should keep his place after a MOTM display last time out while Ashley Young should also keep his place ahead of the likes of Adnan Januzaj.

Attack: Robin van Persie could be back in contention but he may have to make-do with a place on the bench as van Gaal is likely to stick with Marouane Fellaini playing off Wayne Rooney in attack. Radamel Falcao is expected to continue on the bench despite his goal-scoring exploits for his country over the past week.

Here is how I think we’ll see United line-up:

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What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?

2 Comments

  1. Excellent Larry A

    April 2, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    I think Rafael shoull be given a chance to start ahead of Valencian against Aston Villa. apart from that the line up is in order.

  2. AYO

    April 2, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    YES RAFAEL SHOULD TAKE HIS PLACE FAR AS HE NOW BE FIT

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