BREAKING: Owen and Berbatov start, Rooney to play midfield role

by Sam Peoples

Man Utd: De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Evans, Fabio Da Silva, Valencia, Anderson, Rooney, Nani, Berbatov, Owen. Subs: Lindegaard, Evra, Park, Hernandez, Welbeck, Pogba, Fryers.

In an interesting team selection, SAF has chosen to deploy Rooney in a midfield role ahead of Park or Fletcher and given Berbatov and Owen both a start. Rafael hasn’t made a return to the starting XI or the bench in this match but youngsters Pogba and Fryers might get their first Champions League minutes of their career. Both Nani and Valencia start in what is an attacking formation and it looks like SAF will be looking to kill this game off as early as possible.

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