van Gaal Makes 4 Changes: Predicted Man Utd Starting XI To Face Tottenham

By on March 13, 2015

Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from their FA Cup loss when they take on Tottenham at Old Trafford on Sunday 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 Sunday.

Defence: Marcos Rojo is a major doubt after picking up a knock this week and van Gaal has strongly hinted he’ll rest the Argentinean international this weekend. With Jonny Evans suspended, we could see Phil Jones come in to start alongside Chris Smalling at the back. Luke Shaw should start at left-back but we may see Rafael return at right-back after impressing for the under-21’s, while Antonio Valencia could make way after his disappointing performance against Arsenal.

Midfield: Michael Carrick came on as a substitute at Old Trafford on Monday and the 33-year-old may now be fit enough to start alongside Daley Blind in midfield. Ander Herrera is the man most likely to make way while Angel Di Maria is suspended. Adnan Januzaj may be in the managers thoughts but I think we could see Juan Mata start with Ashley Young on the left-wing.

Attack: Robin van Persie is still out with an ankle injury so Wayne Rooney is expected to lead the line with Radamel Falcao clearly out-of-favour at the minute. Marouane Fellaini may not be everyone’s cup of tea but he’s a real handful and he should continue to support Rooney in attack.

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

Check out our predicted Tottenham line-up here

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6 Comments

  1. Excellent Larry A

    March 14, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Perfect line up, Valencia should come in second half and Falcao should come in too.

  2. salia sonie

    March 14, 2015 at 11:13 am

    This is awesome. If LVG change this formation, I will get really mad. With this formation, I am hundred percent sure that we have already won the match.

  3. saikou manga

    March 14, 2015 at 11:37 am

    am in line with you. it is a good line up if not changed

  4. Haylay Araya

    March 14, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I agree with this except for mata and felaini. as to me, mata should be just behind rooney & valencia should start instead of ze belgian. based on matas’ performance at that moment,van gal can consider herera or felaini.

  5. brian

    March 14, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Good bt mata out Herrera in

  6. gaz7753

    March 15, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Sorry but all the comments of agreement on here are WRONG…no way should Mata start on the right he is just not quick enough, Fellaini should only be used as a supersub otherwise we have 90 mins of the long ball, bring Valencia in to play on the right with Mata moving behind Rooney, drop Fellaini to the bench.

    …………………………De gea………………………..
    Rapha…………………Jones……Smalling…………….Shaw
    ………………..Carrick…………….Blind……………..
    ……..Valencia………………………………..Young……
    ………………………….Mata………………………….
    ……………………………Rooney……………………..

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