United don’t have an abundance of defenders to choose from at the best of times, but with Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling returning to training, they could find themselves back in the starting line up against Newcastle, while Rafael may also be fit enough and preferred for the league match if Moyes decides Phil Jones is starting in Germany at right back.
Juan Mata simply has to start against Newcastle as he’s cup tied for the trip to Germany, while Adnan Januzaj should get the chance to have a first start in four games.
Here’s how the Reds could line up against Alan Pardew’s men:
David De Gea, Alexander Buttner, Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling, Rafael, Darren Fletcher, Tom Cleverley, Ashley Young, Juan Mata, Adnan Januzaj, Chicharito.
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