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van Gaal Makes 3 Changes: Predicted Man Utd Starting Line-Up vs West Ham

Manchester United will be looking to book their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup when they take on West Ham on Wednesday night. Here is our predicted XI

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Manchester United will be looking to book their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup when they take on West Ham at Upton Park in their quarter final replay on Wednesday night. Here is the side I think van Gaal will pick:

Goalkeeper: David de Gea is certain keep his place in goal tomorrow night.

Defence: van Gaal is likely to recall Matteo Darmian to the starting eleven after seeing Timothy Fosu-Mensah limp off during Sunday’s hugely disappointing 3-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

Otherwise, I don’t see any further changes being made to the back four as Phil Jones isn’t quiet ready to push for a first team place yet meaning Chris Smalling, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo should all retain their places.

Midfield: van Gaal has hinted he may recall Marouane Fellaini to the starting eleven with the Belgian likely to be tasked with containing Andy Carroll after seeing the striker score a hat-trick against Arsenal at the weekend.

Morgan Schneiderlin could be the man to drop out with Michael Carrick keeping his place in midfield. Bastian Schweinsteiger is likely to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Attack: Reports suggest van Gaal has been embroiled in some sort of ‘bust-up’ with Marcus Rashford after hauling the youngster off at half time against Spurs so I wouldn’t be surprised to see Anthony Martial leading the line up front tomorrow night.

Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata should keep their places while Ander Herrera may get a recall to the starting eleven. Wayne Rooney is being tipped to make the trip to Upton Park after making his comeback with a 60-minute run-out for the under-21’s last night but a place on the bench is the best the skipper can hope for.

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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  1. Rishi

    April 12, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Darmian – Smalling – Blind – Rojo
    Schneiderlin – Herrera
    Januzaj – Fellaini – Memphis

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