van Gaal Makes 3 Changes: Predicted Man Utd Starting XI To Face Preston

By on February 15, 2015

Manchester United will look to book their place in the quarter finals of the FA Cup when they take on Preston on Monday night. Here’s the starting eleven I think Louis van Gaal will go with:

Goalkeeper: van Gaal may be tempted to give Victor Valdes a rare start in goal but I think he’ll stick with David De Gea for this one.

Defence: The Dutchman will be forced into making at least one change at the back line as Phil Jones has been ruled out with a shin injury that he picked up during the early stages of Wednesday’s win over Burnley. Luke Shaw is back from suspension so Marcos Rojo should revert to centre-back alongside Jonny Evans with Paddy McNair keeping his place at right-back.

Midfield: Michael Carrick remains out with a calf injury but Daley Blind is expected to be passed fit to start despite being forced off with a head injury in midweek and van Gaal has confirmed Wayne Rooney will continue in a deeper midfield role. He’s likely to be joined by Angel Di Maria with the Argentinean dropping back in for Adnan Januzaj.

Attack: Robin van Persie is a major doubt with a knock so James Wilson is in-line to come in alongside Radamel Falcao up front.  Juan Mata could be recalled to play in the hole behind the front two.

Here is how I think we’ll see United line-up:

What do you think? What team would you select for the game?


One Comment

  1. Abraham francis

    February 15, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    in place of Evans. Let smalling or mcnair come into the game. Evans lacks agility and confidence.

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