Confirmed starting XI: CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United – Jesse Lingard starts

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Rojo; Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin; Lingard, Herrera, Rooney; Martial

Subs: Romero, Darmian, Mata, Carrick, Blind, Fellaini, Memphis

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has handed Jesse Lingard his first start of the season for the Champions League clash against CSKA Moscow this evening.

Lingard came off the substitute’s bench at half time in the 3-0 victory over Everton last time out and impressed as Man United secured an excellent three points.

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It is a huge vote of confidence for the youngster, who has had to wait for his opportunity having suffered a long-term injury in van Gaal’s first competitive game in charge of United last year.

Elsewhere, Antonio Valencia starts at right-back, meaning Matteo Darmian drops to the bench. There is also no place for Daley Blind, with Phil Jones coming in at centre-back.

Ander Herrera keeps his place in the starting XI following his superb display against Everton last weekend but Juan Mata is not included from the off for the first time this season.

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