Preston vs Man United: Best XI – Herrera gets central role, Rooney upfront

by Sam Peoples

David de Gea Sorry Victor, you’ll have to sit on the bench again.

Rafael – The Brazilian right-back has been missing for a long time but should be brought back into the team for this FA Cup trip.

Marcos Rojo Man United’s best centre-back will certainly start.

Chris Smalling Two goal hero Smalling should partner Rojo.

Luke Shaw A stop-start season so far but Shaw is first choice at left-back.

Wayne Rooney Where will Rooney play in midfield? With Blind and Carrick out, it may be an unorthodox defensive midfielder position again.

Ander Herrera The FA Cup games seem to be the only time Herrera is afforded a start.

Marouane Fellaini To bring more balance in a team where Rooney is a defensive midfielder, we’ve gone for Fellaini.

Angel di Maria – He’ll be the main spark in attack.

Radamel Falcao – One of Falcao or van Persie should be dropped for this game. We opted for the latter.

James Wilson United need Wilson’s pace up front to create problems which Falcao can exploit.

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