United face Reading on monday night in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a full compliment of players, other than the injured Paul Scholes.
Following the recent draw at the Bernabeu and the healthy lead the Reds have in the league, Sir Alex Ferguson seemed in confident mood ahead of the game, insisting whatever team he puts out he expects to win.
There’s no reason why the players that featured in Madrid couldn’t play again if needed, after all it will be five days between the two games.
The likelihood is though, Sir Alex will give some of the fringe members of the squad a chance and has lariat stated that he will make changes for the game.
After impressing in the reserves lately you have to wonder whether Nick Powell may have forced his way into Sir Alex’s thinking, while the likes of Chicharito, Nani and Young may feel they need some match practice after missing out in Madrid.
It’s extremely difficult to know just what the starting line up will be, but here’s my guess:
David De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Carrick, Cleverley, Anderson, Antonio Valencia, Nani, Chicharito.
Am I wrong? Let us know your predicted line up: