Predicted Starting XI: Manchester United vs Middlesbrough

Manchester United continue their Capital One Cup campaign with a tough test at home to Middlesbrough on the cards. The Championship side have been in fine form domestically, and they’ll certainly come to Old Trafford full of confidence believing in an upset.

With that said, Louis van Gaal will have to prioritise the Premier League and Champions League ahead of a hectic winter schedule, and I expect plenty of changes to be made in this one.

It’ll be a good opportunity for the likes of Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira, Paddy McNair and James Wilson to show the manager what they can offer the side. They’ll also be some game time for the likes of Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Matteo Darmian – who all came off the bench in the Manchester derby.

Predicted Starting XI

De Gea; Darmian, McNair, Blind, Rojo; Fellaini, Carrick; Lingard, Herrera, Pereira; Wilson.

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