The Premier League champions play host to the Bundesliga and European champions at Old Trafford in the first leg of their Uefa Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night and this is the starting lineup we expect manager David Moyes to go with against the Bavarian giants …
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GK: David de Gea
A rock-solid and error-free presence throughout the season for the Red Devils, and the young Spain will need to once again be at the very top of his game against the German champions on Tuesday.
RB: Rafael da Silva
Although Moyes is rumoured to not be a fan of the Brazilian full back, so much so that this is now expected to be his last-ever season at the Theatre of Dreams, he should still get the nod against Bayern, if only due to a lack of creditable alternatives at right back for the Scot to pick.
CB: Phil Jones
While hardly convincing in recent weeks in his more favoured central defensive role, the flexible England international has still done just enough to warrant keeping his place at the heart of United’s back four for what is sure to be the defender’s biggest test since moving to the club.
CB: Rio Ferdinand
In the likely absence of club captain Nemanja Vidic, who has already made it clear that he is leaving United for Inter Milan this summer, the veteran Englishman is now likely to be handed one final chance to remind the home faithful of just what a great centre back he is before he also leaves Old Trafford this summer.
LB: Alexander Buttner
Dutchman will continue to fill in for Patrice Evra, who is suspended, and will hope to put in a solid display against Bayern Munich as he looks to make his case as a possible long term replacement for the Frenchman, who’s contract expires in the summer.