Predicted Man Utd Starting XI To Face Sunderland In The COC – Kagawa To Start?

By on January 21, 2014

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Manchester United take on Sunderland at Old Trafford tomorrow night in the second leg of their Capital One Cup semi final.

United will be looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg which means boss David Moyes is expected to name a near full-strength team as he looks to reach the final at Wembley.

The Scot will be without the services of skipper Nemanaja Vidic after his appeal against his sending off against Chelsea on Sunday was rejected, so he’ll start his three-match ban on Wednesday.

Vidic’s absence could see Phil Jones drop back into defence to play alongside Jonny Evans, although Chris Smalling is another option. Patrice Evra was forced off against Chelsea at the weekend and is a fitness doubt which could see Alexander Buttner make a rare start at left back.

Marouane Fellaini is still working his way back to full fitness after wrist surgery so Tom Cleverley or Darren Fletcher could come in to midfield alongside Michael Carrick, while Adnan Januzaj and Antonio Valencia should keep their places.

Ashley Young was disappointing on Sunday so Shinji Kagawa could be given a chance to impress in attack. Wayne Rooney is back in training and has an outside chance of making the bench, but isn’t likely to be risked from the start. Robin van Persie remains out with a thigh strain.

Here’s our predicted line-up:

What do you think of our team? How would you line-up? Share your views below.

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8 Comments

  1. Aussiehopper

    January 21, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Good Except for Cleverly .

  2. Aso

    January 21, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Its Good but why cleverley? He’s not a good player, fletcher should start.

  3. waci

    January 21, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Why Welbeck? I prefer Chicha. Rafeal for smallng.

  4. BeeBeeTee

    January 21, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    It perfect but we need quality player nt management again

  5. Petr

    January 21, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Why is Valencia & Young always on the pitch when they are as clueless as a mule???
    For heaven’s sake play Zaha or Lingard or someone else!!! Just any other person. Damn!

  6. Thee pauleta

    January 22, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Replace smalling with Rafael and welbeck for chicha

  7. akash

    January 22, 2014 at 6:32 am

    No it will not work. Januzaj should be in left and kagawa in central. Rest welbeck and give chicharito the starting line-u to reward him. He score a goal in chelsea.

  8. akash

    January 22, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Guyz react on tweet moyes should gave j.lingard a chance to prove. he is a wonderful player. Great talent just like januzaj.

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