van Gaal Makes 3 Changes: Predicted Man Utd Starting XI vs Newcastle

By on January 11, 2016
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Manchester United will look to close in on the top four when they take on Newcastle United at St James Park on Tuesday night. Here is the side I think van Gaal will pick:

Goalkeeper: David de Gea is certain to start between the sticks once again on Tuesday night.

Defence: van Gaal is expected to make at least one change to the back four which started Saturday’s narrow 1-0 FA Cup victory over Sheffield United with Ashley Young possibly coming in for youngster Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.

There has been no update on the fitness of Phil Jones so we have to assume he’s still out with a foot injury so Daley Blind is likely to continue alongside Chris Smalling at the back with Matteo Darmian switching to left-back. Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw all remain out through injury.

Midfield: Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to miss the trip to the North East after suffering a knee injury at the weekend so Morgan Schneiderlin is expected to come back in to the starting eleven. Michael Carrick could also be set for a recall in midfield with Marouane Fellaini likely to drop back to the bench.

Attack: United fans were left frustrated again on Saturday with the team showing very little threat in the final third but I don’t see van Gaal making too many changes so we should see Anthony Martial, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera once again supporting Wayne Rooney in attack.

Here is how we think United will line-up:

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

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