Manchester United’s potential XI vs Derby: Strong team

by Tanveer Arayan

If Louis van Gaal is still in charge of Manchester United for the FA Cup clash against Derby on Friday, he will be keen to play a strong side.

The pressure on the Dutchman is at fever pitch following the 1-0 defeat against Southampton last time out and defeat against Derby would be disastrous.

As a result, it is likely that supporters will see the likes of Ander Herrera and Anthony Martial line up at Pride Park:

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Players such as Andreas Pereira will count themselves unlucky not to be included in the starting XI and they would have every right to be aggrieved.

But it is vitally important that United avoid being knocked out of the FA Cup as it is, realistically, their only chance of silverware this term, and a slim one at that.

United scraped through against Sheffield United in the previous round of the competition and they will want to avoid a repeat performance against the Rams.

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