David de Gea – His inclusion in the team doesn’t need to be justified any more. Undisputed No.1
Rafael – David Moyes confirmed Rafael’s fitness at his press conference and the Brazilian’s availability should ensure Chris Smalling can feature at centre-back.
Chris Smalling – Smalling is United’s in-form defender, so will surely be rewarded with another start against Liverpool.
Phil Jones – The mobility of Jones may be vital for dealing with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, so expect him to be picked ahead of United’s other central defenders.
Patrice Evra – The Frenchman is the only real choice as Alexander Buttner just isn’t good enough for a game like this.
Michael Carrick – Carrick will have a vital role to play on Sunday.
Marouane Fellaini – Fellaini has looked a new man since his return from injury and good midfield work will be the key to stopping Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard affect the game on Sunday.
Juan Mata – The £37 million man is surely set to start, especially considering he can’t feature in midweek due to being cup tied.
Wayne Rooney – Manchester United will need a big performance from Rooney up against Liverpool like he did two years ago in the league.
Danny Welbeck – It may be a toss-up between Danny Welbeck and Ashley Young for this position as David Moyes has shown a reluctance to play Adnan Januzaj is the big matches this season. Shinji Kagawa may not be deemed match fit or suitably defensively-minded to counteract Glen Johnson. One will probably get the nod with the other starting in midweek.
Robin van Persie – Despite being out of sorts on the pitch, Van Persie’s recent commitment to the club shows he is ready to fight for United in the big matches.
United arguably have their strongest team available for this fixture and top performances from everybody could well help the Red Devils inflict a defeat on their rivals and continue to climb the table. Moyes has a plethora of options available and picking the right team will go a long way to ensuring a good result on Sunday.