Manchester United: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Young; Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger; Mata, Herrera, Martial; Rooney
Subs: Romero, Borthwick-Jackson, Jones, Carrick, Fellaini, Pereira, Memphis
Rooney could only make the substitute’s bench against Stoke City last time out but he will be looking to get on the scoresheet against Chelsea.
Elsewhere, Bastian Schweinsteiger is back having served a three-match suspension.
If Man United lose it will be the first time they have lost five successive matches in a single season since 1936. The under fire van Gaal’s fate may be sealed even if he does secure victory against Chelsea and it remains to be seen how the team will play.