Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Carrick, Herrera, Mata, Fellaini, Young, Rooney
Subs: Valdes, Rafael, Rojo, Di Maria, Januzaj, A Pereira, Falcao
Juan Mata retains his place in midfield, with Angel di Maria dropping to the substitute’s bench despite his return from suspension.
Andreas Pereira is also handed a spot in the matchday squad, although it is unlikely that fans will see the Belgian in a game of such importance. After a good performance against Spurs, it is a sensible team from van Gaal. However, he will be hoping he doesn’t rue his decision to omit Di Maria’s pace on the counter attack.