United named a young 21-man squad that would be travelling to Turkey to face Galatasaray, and from that squad Sir Alex has probably picked the strongest XI at his disposal. A whole host of youngsters on the bench will be looking forward to the possibility of making their Champions League debut’s.
Judging by the starting XI, the diamond formation is back with Nick Powell at the tip in his Champions League debut, Darren Fletcher holding and the midfield pairing that was so successful at the start of last season (Tom Cleverley and Anderson) in the middle.
United starting XI
Lindegaard; Rafael, Jones, Carrick, Buttner; Fletcher, Anderson, Cleverley, Powell; Welbeck, Hernandez
Subs: Johnstone, Wootton, Young, Cole, Vermijl, King, Macheda