Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Confirmed team line-ups

by Sam Peoples

United XI: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Blind, Carrick, Herrera, Mata, Fellaini, Young, Rooney

Subs: Valdes, Rafael, McNair, A Pereira, Januzaj, Di Maria, Falcao

Louis van Gaal has named an almost unchanged XI to face Aston Villa with the return of Marcos Rojo for the absent Chris Smalling the only change of the game.

Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria are both on what is a very strong Man United bench alongside fellow attackers Adnan Januzaj and Andreas Pereira.

The midfield trio of Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata has proved so fruitful in recent performances against Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, so it’s absolutely no surprise to see van Gaal has stuck with them and so he should.

This sort of consistency in the starting XI is unprecedented under van Gaal because he has had to deal with so many injuries and it has come at the perfect time.

Hopefully United can continue that trend with their performances and come away with another three points today.

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