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Predicted Manchester United Starting XI To Take On Olympiacos – Valencia Returns?

Man Utd have set off for Greece to take on Olympicos in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash on Tuesday night, here’s our predicted line-up.

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Manchester United have set off for Greece this afternoon as they prepare to take on Olympicos in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash on Tuesday night, here’s our predicted line-up.

David Moyes has been forced to leave Phil Jones and Jonny Evans back in Manchester as the pair have failed to recover from calf injuries. The duo missed Saturday’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace and didn’t take part in training on Monday morning so were unable to make the trip.

Thankfully Rafael came through this morning’s training session so passed his late fitness test and is expected to be restored to the line-up tomorrow. This means that Chris Smalling should be able to revery to centre-back allowing Rio Ferdinand to rest after he started his first game of 2014 at the weekend.

Marouane Fellaini also made a successful return on Saturday after over two months out so he could be replaced by Darren Fletcher alongside Michael Carrick in midfield if Moyes doesn’t want to push the Belgian international too hard.

With Juan Mata ineligible to play in Europe, there’s a hole to fill in attack which could see Antonio Valencia come back in alongside Adnan Januzaj and Wayne Rooney in supporting Robin Van Persie.

Here’s the team Moyes could go with:

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