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U21s: Manchester United team vs West Ham

by Sam Peoples

U21s Manchester United Starting XI: J Pereira, Rafael, McNair, Love, Kellett, Grimshaw, Rothwell, Goss, Wilson, Harrop, Januzaj

Weir, O’Hara, Tuanzebe, Willock, Fosu-Mensah

Manchester United’s U21s have named a strong starting XI including Rafael, James Wilson, Adnan Januzaj and Paddy McNair for tonight’s game against West Ham.

On more than one occasion this season Louis van Gaal has shown he isn’t afraid to ask his first-team players to drop down and play with the younger squads, something he has done once again tonight.

It’s an opportunity for the quartet to get much needed game time because with Man United heading into the business end of the season, it’s not the right place for van Gaal to play them.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah has also been named on the U21s bench for the first time which is great progress for him. We’ll have a longer article on the Dutchman later this evening.

Man United are a point clear at the top of the table ahead of Liverpool and will want to get three points in order to hold onto top spot.

The match tonight is live on MUTV. Coverage starts from 18.30GMT.

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