Preston vs Man United: Team line-up: Ander Herrera starts

by Sam Peoples

De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Herrera, Rooney, Fellaini, Di Maria, Falcao

Valdes, Evans, McNair, Januzaj, Mata, Young, Wilson

Ander Herrera makes his first start for Manchester United tonight since 4 January having been called back into the team by Louis van Gaal.

Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao are the two strikers in the starting XI but there is no official word as to what formation van Gaal will line his players up in as Marouane Fellaini or Angel di Maria could also start up front.

On paper, it’s one of the best starting line-ups Man United have had in a while and looks very balanced in comparison to previous teams van Gaal has used.

Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo start at the heart of defence and have an opportunity to build a partnership. Antonio Valencia has been recalled in the right-back spot ahead of Paddy McNair but Luke Shaw keeps his position at left-back.

Kick-off is 7.45pm. Live on BBC.

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