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van Gaal Makes 4 Changes: Predicted Man Utd Starting XI vs CSKA Moscow

Man Utd will continue their Champions League adventure when they take on CSKA Moscow tomorrow night. Here is the side I think Louis van Gaal will pick:


Man Utd will continue their Champions League adventure when they take on CSKA Moscow in Russia on Wednesday night.  Here is the side I think Louis van Gaal will pick:

Goalkeeper: David de Gea is certain to keep his place in goal with Sergio Romero returning to the bench after missing the win at Everton due to jet-lag.

Defence: van Gaal could make a couple of changes to his back four despite keeping a clean sheet at Goodison Park. Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones have only just returned from injury so they could be given a breather with Sunday’s Manchester derby in mind.

That could see Daley Blind come back in to the side while Antonio Valencia may start at right-back with Matteo Darmian moving to the left side of defence. Paddy McNair and Luke Shaw remain on the sidelines.

Midfield: Morgan Schneiderlin was excellent last time out so he should retain his place while Bastian Schweinsteiger could be rested with Michael Carrick coming back in to the starting eleven.

Ander Herrera was outstanding against Everton so I don’t see how van Gaal can leave him out. Therefore, I expect the Spaniard to start just in front of Carrick and Schneiderlin.

Attack: Memphis Depay has saved his best form for Europe so far in United colours so I wouldn’t be surprised if he was recalled to the side with Anthony Martial given a well-earned rest.

Wayne Rooney could then lead the line up front and look to build on his goal against the Toffees with Juan Mata once again starting on the right wing.

Here is how we think United will line-up:

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



  1. greyson

    October 20, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Bastian must start and the defence must not be touched.

  2. pascaly

    October 21, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Simply; de gea, valencia, smalling, blind, rojo. Carrick, herera, mata, young…. Rooney. Martial. Man utd 3-0 cska.

  3. onyeka

    October 21, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I fink DE GEA,martial,mata and Herrera should be replaced with Romero,lingard, as Rooney should
    lead upfront to against the biggest deby during the EPL


    October 21, 2015 at 12:38 pm


  5. Excellent Larry A

    October 21, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    We”re short of center backs for now as Mcnair is injured. So he can make changes wirh an eye on the derby. But whoever he selected will represent us well.

  6. chilufya

    October 21, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    blind must be left outside

  7. chilufya

    October 21, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    put rojo on three

  8. Owoleke Joachim

    October 21, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    this is CL. Why not play the squad and formation he used against Everton its like LVG is not just take it serrious

  9. balaba wiber

    October 21, 2015 at 3:09 pm


  10. ddamulira phillemon

    October 21, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Martial has to play upfront but a change may be on the left false wing because herera looked perfect against Everton , why to employe depay who is not flexible on the ball

  11. dennoh lytz

    October 21, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    i think da formation iz gud bt on side of depay i think young is better 4 now depay 2 be rested

  12. dennoh lytz

    October 21, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    fellaini also to be played as number 11 while rooney 2 rest due to sundays match

  13. dennoh lytz

    October 21, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    de gea,darmian,smalling,phil jones,valencia,carrick sneiderin,mata,herera young,fellaini

  14. Mansir

    October 21, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    The defence should not be touch, as it is. our last game
    starting xi is the best for now.

  15. Gbenga

    October 21, 2015 at 6:19 pm


  16. Gbenga

    October 21, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    De gea valencia rojo darmian smalling shwais shnederl mata rooney depay herrera fellaini

  17. Jackson lomeri

    October 21, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Dea, Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Rojo
    carrick, schendline,
    Mata Aerreria Depay
    Sould be the possible lin up tonight

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