Strongest Man United Lineup To Play Against Bayern: Kagawa And Welbeck Should Start In A Hybrid 4-4-1-1 Formation

Defenders:

United defence is getting old

The United defence gave their all in the first leg at Old Trafford as David moyes hopes his backline can emulate last week’s effort in Munich. Rafael should start in the right back slot for the Red Devils, taking his place at the back of an injury but will face Franck Ribery, the dazzling Frenchman who was kept under severe scrutiny by Phil Jones in the first leg.

At left back, Moyes will have Patrice Evra returning from suspension and must to decide to go for the Frenchman or persist with the youngster Alexander Buttner who, to his great credit kept Arjen Robben quite in the first leg. Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic should play at the heart of the defence trying to keep the prolific Mario Mandzukic at bay, the Croatian who is expected to start in place of Thomas Muller this time around.

Although Jones is available, Moyes would opt for the experienced duo Ferdinand and Vidic to start the game and maybe Jones might be involved in the second half if Bayern decide to attack relentlessly unlike the first leg.

Midfield:

Juan Mata is ineligible for the encounter having fared with Chelsea earlier in the competition, so David Moyes would once again have to decide to pair which of his midfielders alongside Michael Carrick in the centre.

Marounne Fellaini has had two shockers recently and with Darren Fletcher outstanding against the Magpies during the weekend, the Scot should get his name etched in the starting eleven. Antonio Valencia should play on the right wing while it is perhaps time to give Shinji Kagawa the grandest of stages to make an impression, the Japanese who has looked simply sumptuous in the past few weeks.

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