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van Gaal Makes 2 Changes: Predicted Man Utd Starting XI vs Leicester

Man Utd will look to move top of the Premier League table when they take on leaders Leicester City on Saturday. Here is the side I think van Gaal will pick

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Manchester United will look to move top of the Premier League table when they take on leaders Leicester City on Saturday.  Here is the side I think Louis van Gaal will pick:

Goalkeeper: David de Gea is certain to start between the sticks once again this weekend.

Defence: van Gaal could make just one change to the back four that drew 0-0 with PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League last night with Ashley Young coming in for Matteo Darmian at right-back.

Phil Jones missed the game on Wednesday after picking up a knock during the win at Watford last weekend and the defender is a doubt again on Saturday so Chris Smalling should be partnered by Daley Blind at the back with Marcos Rojo at left-back.

Midfield: Michael Carrick is a major doubt with a foot injury that’s seen him miss the last two games so Morgan Schneiderlin is expected continue alongside Bastian Schweinsteiger in the centre of midfield.

Attack: Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney returned to the starting eleven last night but failed to impress during a dire 0-0 draw. However, both are still expected to keep their places in attack this weekend.

Juan Mata was left out against PSV so the Dutchman should be recalled to the starting eleven while Jesse Lingard could keep his place ahead of Memphis Depay after some impressive outings recently.

Ander Herrera could be back in contention after missing the PSV clash with a knock but we’ll have to wait for more news from van Gaal when he provides his injury update at his press conference on Friday.

Here is how we think United will line-up:

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

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. jmb53

    November 26, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Rooney out– Mata in at #10…Pereira in at wing

    • jmb53

      November 26, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      Martial out– Depay at #9

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