Depay Starts – Manchester United Likely Line Up For PSV Clash

 Manchester United take on PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League on Wednesday, with Louis van Gaal’s side looking to lead his side to progression out of their group, but who should the Dutchman field?

PSV remain the only side to have beaten United in the Champions League this term, and it was during the tie between the two sides that the Red Devils left-back Luke Shaw suffered a broken leg following a horrendous tackle from Hector Bellerin.

The Red Devils injury list continue, with defender Phil Jones and play-maker Ander Herrera likely to be unavailable for the clash. Anthony Martial who suffered a knock while on international duty could still remain out, and Wayne Rooney who missed the weekend’s clash against Watford should be fit for the must-win encounter.

Here is how we believe the Red Devils will line up;

Goalkeeper – David de Gea

The Spanish shot-stopper is still United’s best goalie and must be in goal once again for Louis van Gaal’s side on Tuesday. De Gea has been able to save United on numerous occasions and will certainly be on hand to do same tomorrow.

Defence: Ashley Young, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian.

The Red Devils’ rearguard will be missing the likes of Phil Jones, Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw. Hence, Young will likely assume duties from the right-back position, while Darmian takes over from the left-back role. The centre-back partnership of Smalling and Blind is also likely to be witnessed as the pair have been outstanding for van Gaal’s side.

Central Midfield: Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin

31-year old Schweinsteiger is likely to be pitched alongside Schneiderlin once again. Although Marouane Fellaini, who has been a bit-part player for United this season, could be played in order to give Schweini a rest ahead of next weekend’s tricky tie against in-form Leicester City who currently top the Premier League table, but the Belgian is out injured.

Attacking Midfield: Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Jese Lingard.

The trio behind the lone striker will likely be Mata, Lingard and Rooney, who may replace Herrera in the number 10 role. The United skipper missed the 2-1 win over Watford due to injury but is now expected to be fit for tomorrow’s game. Mata will certainly assume duties from the right side of the attack, while Lingard should also start from the left side having continued his impressive form this season.

Forward: Memphis Depay

Having notched a beautiful volley against Watford at the weekend, Depay is likely to continue to lead United in attack and it is hoped the Netherlands international will help the Red Devils secure victory over his former side.


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