van Gaal Makes 2 Changes: Predicted Man Utd Starting XI To Face Southampton

By on December 7, 2014

Manchester United will be looking to make it five wins in a row when they take on Southampton at St Mary’s on Monday night. Here is the side I think Louis van Gaal will select:

Goalkeeper: David De Gea has been United’s best player this season so there’s no doubt he’ll continue between the sticks tomorrow night.

Defence: United have been boosted by the return of Jonny Evans, who’s back in the squad for the first time in nearly three months and van Gaal may decide to throw him straight back in to action. With Luke Shaw out injured, Marcos Rojo could therefore move to left-back with Chris Smalling and Antonio Valencia making up the rest of the back four. Rafael may also be in contention if he can prove his fitness but I suspect he won’t be deemed fit enough to start just yet.

Midfield: Daley Blind remains on the sidelines with a knee injury so Michael Carrick will continue in the holding role with Marouane Fellaini expected to keep his place after seemingly playing his way in to van Gaal’s plans in recent weeks. Angel Di Maria is still out with a hamstring strain so Ander Herrera could keep his place in midfield.

Attack: Radamel Falcao is pushing for a start having made substitute appearances in recent weeks but I think van Gaal will give him more time to regain full match fitness after several weeks out with a troublesome calf complaint. Wayne Rooney is back after missing the Stoke win with a minor knee knock so he should resume his partnership with Robin van Persie, while Juan Mata should be deployed in the ‘hole’ behind the front two.

Here is how I think United will line-up this weekend:

What do you think of the team and what eleven would you select for the game?

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49 Comments

  1. osayi

    December 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Am rly nervous ryt now……bt I wil b mor nervous if ‘J Evans’ strts in place of “smalling”……I’ll advice we stick to our bak 4 we’v been using in our four wins(ad we hv conceded less goals too)……ad pls,bench v.persie,let rooney ad falcao strt..(Bt I knw LVG wil alwys play v.persie….he is a Racist)

  2. www

    December 8, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    žwhy we have to change young? he is our best defender right now

  3. Ajibade mutiu mayowa

    December 8, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    It has realy bn fantastic usin dose gals he had bn usin nd i dont tink he should introduce one useless nd inconsistent Evans@mahyux

  4. Deng malok

    December 8, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I hopful man united will win the game this night.

  5. Michael emma

    December 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Van Gaal shud gve falco more minute on d field play and stop fitnez complains, play d best players n only d best can win dis match we need win nt draw or….

  6. Michael emma

    December 8, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Winning

  7. Akinyesi michael emmanuel

    December 8, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Goal.,

  8. Rafael-top-addi-top

    December 8, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    LVG-stick-to-the-squad-against-stoke-no-EVans-2nite-GLORY-MUTD-we-di-best-no.3

  9. ABBA DAURA 5

    December 8, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    I will lyk 2 c dis kind of formation 2dy ……..DEGEA…..valencia,smalling,rojo,young……carrick….fellaini,herrera…….mata……rooney…..rvp/falcao/wilson but I prefer 2 c falca. We re gonna win 2day … Fellas

  10. Ahmed

    December 8, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Vaan Gaal should’nt remove Young in his defence line, btecause am 100 percent sure that Rojo can not play left back with the Young is playing.

  11. ABBA DAURA 5

    December 8, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Or it can change 2 formatn b dat is. DEGEA……smalling,evans,rojo…..valencia,carrick,young……herrera,fellaini,rooney,rvp/falcao,wilson but I prefer 2 c wilson or falcao. Is 3 defenders at dsme tym 5 defence evans will b d last man while rojo nd smallin wil mak d attckrs valencia nd young wil b ryt nd left wing back den carrick. Wil b d holdin midfldr at dsame tym a defnv midfld while fellaini wil b more of defensiv whil herrera nd rooney wil b swtchn in d playmaker nd utility role. My reason of dis formation is cos of hw dangerous d saints re in terms of attckn nd wing patan of play dat is d only way we can track dem down

  12. opio nathan

    December 8, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    awln
    nothing else

  13. Minda Gelay

    December 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I think it is beter to play the squad we used against Stock City. The only change i expect is, Falcao instead of R.V.Persie.
    Go Manche!

  14. kenny c zulu

    December 8, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I think LVG shuld tick to the same starting line-up,which gave us a victory when we played against stoke city.My prediction (MAN U 4-saints 1).

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