Manchester United vs Barcelona: Confirmed starting XI – David de Gea starts

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United: De Gea; Darmian, Jones, Blind, Shaw; Carrick, Schneiderlin, Mata, Young, Memphis; Rooney

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has named David de Gea in his starting lineup for the clash against Barcelona this evening.

De Gea missed Man United’s previous two games of the pre-season tour against Club America and San Jose Earthquakes due to injury.

Otherwise, United are unchanged. Matteo Darmian and Luke Shaw occupy the full-back positions, while Daley Blind continues at centre-back.

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In midfield, Michael Carrick and Morgan Schneiderlin will sit behind Juan Mata, Ashley Young and Memphis Depay.

Wayne Rooney will play up front in what is a strong starting XI.

It is safe to say that the majority of fans wouldn’t have expected to see De Gea in a United shirt again given his flirtations with Real Madrid. Whether or not this means the Spaniard will stay at Old Trafford is another question entirely. In any case, it is good to see him fit and playing for United once again.

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