Louis van Gaal will be hoping to guide his side to their fifth consecutive Premier League victory, when they face Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Another win could see the side extend their advantage to eight points over their top-four rivals. With Robin van Persie unavailable, captain Wayne Rooney should start up front alone for the clash.
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Here is how we expect United to line up:
GK- David De Gea
De Gea has arguably been United’s best player this season, and perhaps the main reason they are still in contention for a Champions League qualification space.
RB- Antonio Valencia
Valencia may keep his place in the team, but only as van Gaal has very few alternatives available to him.
CB- Phil Jones
The England international will revert to a much more familiar role, having featured in holding midfield for England against Italy on Tuesday.
CB- Marcos Rojo
With Chris Smalling having collected an injury on international duty, the Argentinian is likely to regain a starting place.