Manchester United’s potential XI vs Liverpool: Guillermo Varela, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Morgan Schneiderlin start

by Ben Topliss

The changes that Louis van Gaal made to his Manchester United side backfired as West Bromwich Albion secured a 1-0 victory over the Reds on Sunday.

Although Man United weren’t helped by Juan Mata’s 26th minute dismissal, players such as Matteo Darmian and Michael Carrick put in subpar displays at The Hawthorns.

It was a bizarre move to take out the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin, Guillermo Varela and Memphis Depay, who had been in good form, and it is likely that they will be reinstated against Liverpool on Sunday. It would be harsh to leave Mata out, meanwhile, as he has been one of United’s better players recently and he will be suspended for the FA Cup clash against West Ham United:

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United are in desperate need of a positive result against Liverpool as a top four finish in the Premier League looks highly unlikely.

Unfortunately, not getting wins against the likes of West Brom, Stoke City, Norwich City and Bournemouth have been their undoing.

Winning the Europa League, although a tall order, looks to be United’s only hope of securing Champions League football next term.

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