Di Maria Starts: Predicted Manchester United Starting XI To Face Burnley

By on August 29, 2014

Manchester United will look to get their season back on track when they take on newly-promoted Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday lunchtime. Here is the team we think Louis van Gaal will go with.

Goalkeeper: No change here, David De Gea is certain to start in goal.

Defence: Van Gaal continues to have limited options at the back. Marcos Rojo is still trying to resolve his visa problems so unless he gets everything sorted by 12pm on Friday, he won’t be available again this weekend. Chris Smalling is struggling with a hamstring strain so van Gaal may have no option but to stick with Jonny Evans – who only made his comeback in midweek. Phil Jones and Tyler Blackett are likely to make up the back three.

Midfield: The big decision is whether to throw record signing Angel Di Maria straight in to action and we think van Gaal might take the gamble. The Argentinean has already indicated he’s likely to be deployed from the left wing and with Luke Shaw still out, he’s got to be a better option than Ashley Young!

Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini are still injured so Tom Cleverley may have to start alongside Darren Fletcher, despite talk of an £8m move to Aston Villa being in the pipeline.

Attack: With Di Maria likely to start on the left side, Juan Mata will be able to continue in a more central position with the Spaniard deployed once again behind Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney.

Here’s how we think van Gaal’s side will look:

What do you think of the team? What team would you put out?

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5 Comments

  1. markin

    August 29, 2014 at 10:12 am

    we need to find a goal keeper De gea should grow to be saviour and play with not 11th person standing between the sticks.
    he is not the same de gea that we saw second season we won the league.
    Defenders;
    jones – Evans – Blacket

    Valencia – Cleverly – Anderson/Fletcher benched – Di maria

    Mata

    Harnendez/Rooney benched – Van persie

  2. markin

    August 29, 2014 at 10:19 am

    kindly rest Rooney and Fletcher the team needs to move on from slow way,sloppy and stars play.
    Rooney should be at level of C. Ronaldo and Messi but he is stagnant,for how long will he fail the team.
    Fletcher is still weak do you want to die on field to make history.
    kindly use the right players.
    i admired Tuesday team despite the weakness we had behind the defence and the goalkeeper.

  3. Bamidele taiwo

    August 29, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Van Gaal should change his formation to 4-3-3

  4. arinaitwe pius

    August 29, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    i also suggest that lvg should stop the formation of 3-5-2 and use furgusons’ formation of 4-4-2 if he wants to win the trophy

  5. gokul

    August 30, 2014 at 11:12 am

    MUFC needs to rest Rooney and have Hernandez replace him.. You never know when the Mexican can explode and play with natural flair and get LVG’s confidence.. I think Hernandez is too good a player to be sent away..Rooney is an over hyped player.. Certainly not the captain kinds at all..!

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