Manchester United vs Chelsea: Predicted XI – Falcao and Van Persie start

by Sam Peoples

David de Gea – The first name on Manchester United’s team-sheet nowadays.

Rafael – In great form but will need to take his game up a level against Eden Hazard.

Marcos Rojo Shaky at centre-back against West Brom but United have very little options at the back.

Phil Jones Likewise with Rojo, needs to improve on his West Brom performance if Chelsea aren’t going to have fun.

Luke Shaw Will be very eager to beat his boyhood club and it’s these sort of games he needs to perform in to start fulfilling his potential.

Daley Blind United need Blind to put in a fantastic performance if Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic are to be kept quiet.

Angel di Maria – Passed fit, Di Maria will be the linchpin for United in attack. He’ll be the man that makes the difference.

Ander Herrera Great news that he is fit as Blind, Di Maria and Herrera has been a great trio in midfield for United.

Juan Mata Concerning form in the past two games would normally see him dropped but with Wayne Rooney out injured, Mata should be given the No.10 role against his old club.

Robin van Persie – Despite his form and fitness, Van Gaal will continue to give Van Persie opportunities to turn it around. Hopefully it happens against Chelsea.

Radamel Falcao – It all depends if Van Gaal plays with a 4-3-3 formation but we think having two powerful strikers will give United the physicality they need in attack against a big Chelsea side.

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