David de Gea – Guaranteed to start.
Jonny Evans – Has got a lot of improving to do but is needed due to lack of options.
Phil Jones – Like Evans, needs to improve.
Ashley Young – Will hopefully continue his decent run of form.
Michael Carrick – Van Gaal can’t afford to start Darren Fletcher any more, needs Carrick’s passing.
Wayne Rooney – Set for a central midfield role.
Juan Mata – Will be crucial in linking midfield and attack.
Robin van Persie – Enjoying a resurgence in form.
Radamel Falcao – Two consecutive starts for the Colombian looks likely.