Confirmed starting XI: PSV Eindhoven vs Manchester United

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw; Schweinsteiger, Herrera; Young, Mata, Memphis; Martial

Subs: Romero, McNair, Rojo, Carrick, Schneiderlin, Valencia, Fellaini

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has handed Anthony Martial his first start for the club for the Champions League tie against PSV Eindhoven tonight.

Martial, who scored a memorable debut goal against Liverpool last time out, starts up top in the absence of the injured Wayne Rooney.


It looks like Juan Mata will occupy the No.10 position behind Martial, with Ashley Young and Memphis Depay supporting down the wings.

Elsewhere, the only other surprise is Ander Herrera’s inclusion alongside Bastian Schweinsteiger deeper in midfield.

Michael Carrick played there against Liverpool and Morgan Schneiderlin would have undoubtedly been keen to be included from the first whistle but both are on the bench as van Gaal seems to prefer the liveliness and dynamism of Herrera.

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