Chelsea vs Man United: Confirmed teams – Radamel Falcao starts

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United Starting XI: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, McNair, Shaw, Mata, Rooney, Herrera, Young, Fellaini, Falcao

Substitutes: Valdes, Blackett, Rafael, Di Maria, Januzaj, Pereira, van Persie

Chelsea Starting XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta, Zouma, Matic, Oscar, Fabregas, Hazard, Drogba

Substitutes: Cech, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Ramires, Cuadrado, Willian, Solanke

Radamel Falcao has returned to Manchester United’s starting XI in place of Wayne Rooney who has had to drop back into midfield to play a deeper role following injuries to Michael Carrick and Daley Blind.

Luke Shaw and Paddy McNair come into defence for the injured Blind and Phil Jones as Marcos Rojo has also been ruled out.

Jose Mourinho has decided to play Kurt Zouma in midfield in order to battle Marouane Fellaini‘s influence so it will be interesting to see how that pans out but from a United fans’ perspective, they will be very keen to see Falcao brush the dust off his boots and get back to his best in what is sure to be a very tough game.

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