CM: Tom Cleverley
Van Gaal may have to turn to the England international in the absence of four of his more preferred midfield stars.
CM: Darren Fletcher
The Scot is still looking a little rusty, but it’s obvious that Van Gaal is looking to him for guidance and calm in the middle.
AM: Juan Mata
Will be hoping to put last season’s woes behind him by causing havoc around the penalty area.