The season so far has seen the Dutchman chop and change his line-ups and formations, thanks in no small part to a swathe of injuries, but up against Chelsea on Sunday followed by Manchester City, he will play what he considers his strongest possible XI.
Robin van Persie‘s continued inclusion in the starting XI has raised a few eyebrows given his poor performances but in the next two games he’ll only have a spot if he has earned it due to the size of the games.
“We’ll find out in the next two weeks who Van Gaal really thinks his best players are as everybody should be fit for Chelsea and Manchester City,” Neville said after the game against West Brom on Monday.
Radamel Falcao had to settle for a place on the bench against West Brom but will Van Gaal show the Colombian the same treatment on Sunday?
Van Gaal will have plenty of choices to make in defence because he’ll have a few options including the likes of Tyler Blackett, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, so it will certainly be interesting to find out just who is in Van Gaal’s first choice starting XI