Date: 2nd February 2016 at 1:46am
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No place for Jesse in the XI

It was only a few weeks ago that United’s loss to Stoke City seemed to signal the end of Louis Van Gaal’s time at Old Trafford but we should’ve known better as the Reds boss has more lives than comic book hero and is going nowhere – a bit like his side, if we’re brutally honest. 

Despite facing several injuries the Reds haven’t bought in the Summer and Van Gaal is now forced to turn to youth to replace some of his missing players. United need to start picking up points if they’re to make the top four as time and confidence is running out.

For the visit of Mark Hughes’s side here’s how the Reds could line up:

[4-2-3-1] David De Gea, Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Michael Carrick, Morgan Schneiderlin, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney.

Win lose or draw United may be stuck with Louis Van Gaal for the time being but if the manager wants to see out his contract past the Summer he’ll need all three points today.