van Gaal Makes 5 Changes: Predicted Man Utd Starting Line-Up vs West Ham

By on March 11, 2016

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Manchester United will be hoping to book their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup when they host West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday. Here is the side I think van Gaal will pick:

Goalkeeper: David de Gea is certain keep his place in goal after another excellent performance against Liverpool last night.

Defence: van Gaal is likely to recall Matteo Darmian this weekend with Guillermo Varela dropping out while Chris Smalling is certain to keep his place in the back four despite making a costly error during Thursday night’s Europa League defeat at Anfield.

Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo should also retain their places in the back four but Phil Jones and Luke Shaw remain unavailable.

Midfield: Bastian Schweinsteiger made his long-awaited return off the bench last night so the German could now come back in to the starting eleven. Michael Carrick could also get a recall in the middle of the park with Morgan Schneiderlin and Marouane Fellaini dropping out after poor displays against Liverpool.

Attack: Jesse Lingard is back from suspension and he could get a recall along with Ander Herrera, who’s been unfortunate to miss out in recent games. Marcus Rushford was hauled off at half time against the Reds and I think we’ll see the youngster given a breather this weekend with Juan Mata and Anthony Martial keeping their places in attack against the Hammers.

Here is how we think United will line-up:


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

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  1. M

    March 11, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Isn’t Mata suspended?

    • as

      March 11, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      yes, nice to see the person writing this article has no clue

  2. Marshal

    March 11, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Mata is on red card are u sleeping or what!


    March 11, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Morgan should replace carrick and mata is serving a ban.

  4. David

    March 11, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Pointless misinformed click bait article.

    Every man and his dog knows that Mata is suspended.

    Schweinsteiger, just passed a fitness test to play against Liverpool after missing 2 months. Now a few days later he is fit enough to start against West Ham which will be an high tempo match. I think not.

    Stick to the day job.

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