Predicted Starting XI: Manchester United v Swansea City

Manchester United face their bogey side of recent years at Old Trafford to kick off 2016, in a game where Louis van Gaal desperately needs a win to save his job. The Dutchman has plenty of options to choose from in terms of personnel, and we’ve had a look at the probable XI here.

David de Gea will obviously continue in goal, with a back four of Ashley Young, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian protecting the Spaniard. Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin will hold the middle of the park, allowing Ander herrera to get forward.

Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay will provide plenty of pace from the wide areas, with Wayne Rooney leading the line after a much-improved performance last time out.

Predicted Starting XI

De Gea; Young, Smalling, Blind, Darmian; Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger; Depay, Herrera, Martial; Rooney.

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