Man Utd vs Liverpool: Team News & Predicted Starting Line-Ups

By on September 24, 2013

Manchester United welcome fierce rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford on Wednesday for the pick of the Capital One Cup third round fixtures.

David Moyes has confirmed that star striker Robin van Persie will once again miss out with a groin injury that he picked up in training last week. Javier Hernandez could come in to replace the Dutchman and be handed a rare start up front.

Wayne Rooney is expected to retain his place with Moyes promising to name a strong side to take on the Merseysiders. Rafael is fit again and should start at right back while Jonny Evans could start if he proves his fitness ahead of the game.

Marouane Fellaini is cup-tied but Tom Cleverley, Nani and Shinji Kagawa are all pushing for starts while Ben Amos could get an opportunity to impress in goal with David De Gea likely to be rested.

With Liverpool not competing in European competition this season, boss Brendan Rodgers is expected to have areal go at the domestic cup and should therefore name a strong side at Old Trafford.

The major talking point is whether Luis Suarez will come straight back into the starting eleven after completing his 10-match ban but the Uruguayan is likely to start in support of Daniel Sturridge up front.

Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel were both withdrawn at the weekend so are unlikely to be risked, therefore Kolo Toure may partner Mamadou Sahko in the centre of defence.

Here are the predicted line-ups:

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What do you make of the teams? What would be your starting eleven? Share your views below.

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27 Comments

  1. junior

    September 24, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    This is the strongest n the best united line up so far the only changes to make it perfect is rvp for hernandez ddg for amos fellaini for cleverly n we r ready to go

  2. Evanlo's

    September 24, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Good line 4 man u. Pls give zaha & zanuzaj chance to prove themselves

    • fabiyi gabriel adebayo

      September 25, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      it’s a good line up but,use januzaj & zaha

  3. Emman

    September 24, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Pls tell mr moyes he most start bro Nani and master cleverly plus mr Gagawa if he went to win.

  4. marko

    September 24, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    We should use agger because he is important to the club

  5. Vincent

    September 25, 2013 at 12:10 am

    This a very strong team for de reds bt i expect kelly to start dat RB

  6. John jude

    September 25, 2013 at 6:25 am

    I think this line up is the best had it been he used this squad against city i dnt think dey would humiliate us in that manner this is killer squad

  7. John jude

    September 25, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Moyes made a very big mistake against city we were won through mildfield i think he has learnt some lesson

  8. ehembwe Jr

    September 25, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Ts gud line up for utd. Bt how can he bench mr valencia in ths important game. I thnk he better start valencia on the right and keep Kagawa sub for hernandez.

  9. Machine palele

    September 25, 2013 at 7:19 am

    I AM A MAN U FAN BUT I MUST SAY THE TRUTH WHEATHER MY FELOW SUPPORTERS LIKE IT OR NOT,”LIVERPOOL WIL KILL MAN U TONIGHT {MANU 0:3 LIVERPOOL} UP UNITED.

  10. babatunde

    September 25, 2013 at 7:27 am

    i think man united should start nani.

  11. Leonard

    September 25, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I think this’s a strong squad…and we can come up with a postive result we just need to focus n utilise created chances!

  12. Gaspar Jasson

    September 25, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Its gud linup 4 man u today bt De Gea have to be used as a goalkeeper.

  13. Solo~pee

    September 25, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Up man u wil need zaha in dis game nd nani and De Dea

  14. uche

    September 25, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Gud line up bt d simple trut is dat dis is a must win game. Drop hernandes for d 2nd half nd push rooney upfront, den kagawa behind him. Play welbeck on d left wing, we need his mobility. Rooney, kagawa, nani nd welbeck re all mobile players nd can always interchange to give opposition defenders troubles. Play evens nd vida

  15. Ogitie

    September 25, 2013 at 11:33 am

    David moyes was responsible for d united lost over city.i tink he mst hav learnt his mistak.

  16. frankie sophie

    September 25, 2013 at 11:51 am

    degea,rafael,vidic,evans,evra in defence,carrick,cleverley in cm,nani,zaha on the wings, kagawa just behind rooney

  17. Chinedu Godson

    September 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Moyes good squads

  18. Hussaini Basil Gbulu

    September 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Up man u, i wnt david moyes 2 use rooney upfront,play shinji 2 support rooney,nani by d right,welbeck by left,cleverly & carrick in d centra milfield then rafael,evens,vidic & evra in d defence,david de gea at goal post

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  20. silwas

    September 25, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Kagawa needs to play directly behind chica with Rooney on the wing amidst the interpositional changes between the 4 forwards

  21. Wakheel

    September 25, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Wem,d formation is Ok,bcos al players ned t prove dmsef,bt,NANI&KAGAWA shud start,dn Januzag shud cme frm bench,i believe,wea wining,up United,we shud stat reveng now.

  22. Engr Bush

    September 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Better than sunday

  23. sunnex imagery

    September 25, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    lets believe in moyes,the best is yet to come

  24. liberty idu

    September 25, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Well i can say this is a very critical game for both of them. But i can say It all like paying back to leverpool if manchester can do it.

  25. joa

    September 25, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    dnt want see danny and young in this team again…carrick-cleverley- kagawa…zaha-rooney-nani

  26. JAMES

    September 25, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    This tie will end in a score draw

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