Fans’ view: Who should start at right-back against Tottenham Hotspur?

Fans’ view: Who should start at right-back against Tottenham Hotspur?

The performance of Antonio Valencia in Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal on Monday night gave Louis van Gaal yet another problem when it comes to his team selection.

Valencia gifted Arsenal their two goals, firstly leaving Nacho Monreal for their opener before producing an awful backpass which Danny Welbeck capitalised on to score the winner.

On top of troubles with Radamel Falcao, Juan Mata and Angel di Maria, it is an issue which van Gaal could really do without.

Although Paddy McNair has also been used at right-back in the past few months, Valencia’s display could also force van Gaal to think about reinstating Rafael into the starting XI. With this in mind, we asked fans who they would like to see start at right-back against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday:

Plenty of fans would like to see Rafael against Spurs but there were a few other shouts too…

Regardless of who plays against Spurs, it is unlikely that United will defend much better than they have in recent weeks.

Arsenal could have easily had a couple more goals on Monday but there were denied only by the brilliance of David de Gea. United are rumoured to be looking for defensive reinforcements and have been linked with right-backs Dani Alves and Danilo.

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Ben graduated with a first-class honours degree in Journalism from the University of Sheffield and he was The Peoples Person's co-editor between March 2015-16. He is now a regular contributor and freelancer.