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Van Gaal faces tough choice between Schweinsteiger and Carrick

by Sam Peoples

There are plenty of intriguing battles within Manchester United’s squad for a place in Louis van Gaal‘s starting XI, and none more so than between Bastian Schweinsteiger and Michael Carrick.

Both experienced players who love possession and to control games, Louis van Gaal has tried to share the minutes between them in order to help their fitness levels.

Ahead of the Club Brugge game, both players took part in full training after Man United landed in Belgium and now they are available, who does van Gaal choose to start?

It’s an intriguing predicament that van Gaal faces as both players operate in a similar role, conducting the team to help others around them play better, but they seem to clash when used alongside each other.


It’s good to see Schweinsteiger has had no lasting effects from the Newcastle game where he suffered a knock in the first half and the question now goes to Louis – who does he start against Brugge?

Let us know who you think should start against Brugge – Schweinsteiger or Carrick?

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