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Schweinsteiger Starts, De Gea Out: Predicted Man Utd Starting XI vs Aston Villa

Manchester United take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on Friday night. Here is the side I think manager Louis van Gaal will pick for the big game.

Manchester United will look to maintain their 100% start to the new Premier League season when they take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on Friday night. Here is the side I think Louis van Gaal will pick:

Goalkeeper: The Dutchman confirmed at his press conference this afternoon that David de Gea will continue to be left out of the squad due to on-going doubts over his future. That means Sergio Romero will continue between the sticks tomorrow night.

Defence: Matteo Darmian made an impressive debut at right back so looks likely to keep his place and I think we’ll see the same back four put out by van Gaal after they kept a clean sheet against Tottenham.

Phil Jones is out with illness while Marcos Rojo is still lacking match fitness so Chris Smalling, Daley Blind and Luke Shaw should all keep their places.

Midfield: Michael Carrick managed to get through 60 minutes on Saturday but I think we might see him given a breather on Friday with Bastian Schweinsteiger coming in to make his full competitive debut.

Morgan Schneiderlin should keep his place in the middle of the park which means Ander Herrera is likely to be on the bench for the second consecutive game. Marouane Fellaini remains suspended.

Attack: Wayne Rooney is set to lead the line up front with Memphis Depay expected to be deployed just behind the England international in the ‘hole’. I don’t expect van Gaal to make any changes in attack so Juan Mata and Ashley Young should retain their places.

Here is how we think United will line-up:

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



  1. feisal khan

    August 13, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    it is good line up its good to be vice captain to miss first line

  2. Nicholas Siryon

    August 13, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I prefer Ander Herrera starting than Bastian schweinsteiger

  3. benjamin

    August 13, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I don’t think this is the best formation for man-u….and is not ideal to b using depay behind the stricker….we need him in the wing side not midle…and that is his best position….if luis keep using him in behind d stricker…I believe he will not see best result at d end of d game….instead we should convert mata to midle and depay at the wing side.

  4. alwayne

    August 14, 2015 at 5:23 am

    The formation is ok… Memphis should be out left, young right so that means they can swap. We all know mata can play as an attacking mid so that basically it

  5. John

    August 14, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Chicharito I want to see. I think we should keep him.

  6. Adewole Ebenezer

    August 14, 2015 at 7:52 am

    i think Depay is a winger in his former club and we sign him as a winger but whot i observe is that Van gaal is using him as a attacker that is why he’s not performing against hotspur. The formation is good but i want him in the wing side.

  7. Jerome Abashi Audu

    August 14, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Chicharito is my attacker is the b

  8. elvis chibueze

    August 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Nice formation but I dnt like mata 2 start de game u rather put ander.

  9. kenedy kaumba

    August 14, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    i think rooney should play behind chicarito not the other way round

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