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Man United predicted XI vs FC Midtjylland: Injuries force Red Devils into keeping star men on the pitch

Having suffered a shock defeat to the Danes last week, this game will represent a prime opportunity for Louis van Gaal to regain some credibility in on the European stage.

However, the game, like most Europa League encounters, has come at a difficult time as injuries and future fixtures will have to be taken into account.

With that in mind, we’re picking the predicted starting XI they’ll field in what could be a tense night at Old Trafford.

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Sergio Romero Man Utd

GK: Sergio Romero

Despite having a run out on Monday, he’ll likely keep his spot in goal with David de Gea saved for this weekend’s meeting with Arsenal.

RB: Donald Love

The young Scot has impressed with his forays into the first team so far and will likely be given another chance to shine.

Chris Smalling Manchester United

CB: Chris Smalling

United’s shortage at the back means Smalling may be seeing more game time than is ideal this week.

Daley Blind

CB: Daley Blind

The Dutchman has been filling in the heart of the defence more and more this season and is expected to do so again on Thursday.

cameron borthwick-jackson

LB: Cameron Borthwick-Jackson

Another youngster that has been thrown in at the deep end this term and another youngster that has impressed despite the stifling responsibility.

Morgan Schneiderlin

CM: Morgan Schneiderlin

The Frenchman will be expected to keep things ticking over through the middle.

Ander Herrera - Manchester United

CM: Ander Herrara

The creative foil to Schneiderlin. The Spaniard will look to drive the team forward and get involved with the forwards.

Jesse Lingard celebrates disallowed goal

RM: Jesse Lingard

Lingard has stepped his game up immeasurably this season and is quickly proving himself as a key component to their midfield.

Juan Mata Man United

CAM: Juan Mata

Mata has been blowing hot and cold this season, but one moment of magic could make all the difference.

Memphis Depay Man United

LM: Memphis Depay

Memphis has already admitted that he has not been good enough this term, and this fixture could turn out to be the catalyst for better things.

martial

ST: Anthony Martial

With Rooney out, it’s all down to the teenager to lead the line and produce the goods.

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