Newcastle vs Man United: Team line-ups – Di Maria starts, Falcao dropped

by Sam Peoples

De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Evans, Rojo, Blind, Herrera, Di Maria, Fellaini, Young, Rooney

Lindegaard, Jones, McNair, Carrick, Mata, Januzaj, Falcao

Louis van Gaal has given Angel di Maria the opportunity to redeem himself tonight with a start against Newcastle.

However, Radamel Falcao has to settle for a place on the bench for Manchester United as van Gaal has chosen to start Marouane Fellaini in an advanced role.

Neither Luke Shaw or Phil Jones return to the starting XI but the latter has been deemed fit enough for a place on the bench.

Ander Herrera deservedly keeps his place in midfield alongside Daley Blind and the duo are starting to show the foundations of a strong partnership which will hopefully get better the more they play together.

Man United have only won three games on the road this season but ahead of a very tough run of fixtures, van Gaal will be desperate to make it two wins on the bounce having overcome Sunderland at the weekend.

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