Manchester United’s potential XI vs Liverpool: Juan Mata starts

by Ben Topliss

Juan Mata missed the 1-1 draw against West Ham United on Sunday due to suspension but he will be hopeful of returning to the side for Manchester United’s clash against Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Spaniard has had mixed fortunes at Man United recently but the fact is that he is a quality player who could provide a match-winning moment in what is a crucial game for Louis van Gaal.

Ander Herrera did a good job at No.10 against West Ham but he would have to drop further back in midfield in order to accommodate Mata:

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Bastian Schweinsteiger will be looking to start at Old Trafford but it would be a gamble given that the German has not played much football lately.

Elsewhere, Jesse Lingard should see off competition from Memphis Depay to start.

The industrious winger has been a tad more reliable over the course of the campaign than Memphis, who blows hot and cold.

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