Manchester United’s Starting XI: J Pereira, Rafael, Blackett, Thorpe, Kellett, Evans, Love, Goss, Wilson, van Persie, Januzaj
Substitutes: O’Hara, Grimshaw, Weir, Harrop, A. Fletcher
Manchester United’s U21s have named a very strong starting XI for tonight’s game against Leicester City which includes six first-team squad members.
Rafael, Tyler Blackett and Jonny Evans are the three other first-team members involved and all are likely to play in defence, with Tom Thorpe expected to move up into a midfield position.
While the U21s are typically the place where fans want to see the stars of tomorrow progress, Louis van Gaal is a big advocate of using the game time to help his first-team players either recover from injury or simply get to game time. That is certainly the case tonight.
If you want to watch the game, kick-off is at 7PM and it is live on MUTV.