United XI: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Blind, Carrick, Herrera, Mata, Fellaini, Young, Rooney
Subs: Valdes, Rafael, McNair, A Pereira, Januzaj, Di Maria, Falcao
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.