Confirmed starting XI: Manchester United vs FC Midtjylland

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United: Romero; Varela, Carrick, Blind, Riley; Schneiderlin, Ander Herrera; Lingard, Mata, Memphis; Martial

Subs: J.Pereira, Rojo, Poole, McNair, Love, A.Pereira, Rashford

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has handed Joe Riley his first senior start for the club for the Europa League clash against FC Midtjylland this evening.

Riley comes in for the injured Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who picked up a complaint in the FA Cup win at Shrewsbury last time out. Michael Carrick also lines up in defence in the absence of Chris Smalling.

Memphis Depay and Jesse Lingard start on the wings, while Ander Herrera takes up a place in midfield alongside Morgan Schneiderlin.

Andreas Pereira can only make the substitute’s bench despite his encouraging cameo against Shrewsbury.

He is joined by Marcus Rashford, who has impressed in the academy teams but is yet to make his senior debut. It is crucial that United advance in Europe and supporters will be looking for a convincing win against Midtjylland following the 2-1 loss against the Danish outfit in the first leg.

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