United’s confirmed team against Barcelona this evening : De Gea, Darmian, Jones, Blind, Shaw, Carrick, Schneiderlin, Mata, Young, Memphis, Rooney
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Adriano, Pique, Vermaelen, Alba, Sergi Roberto, Busquets, Iniesta, Rafinha, Pedro, Suarez
David De Gea starts for the first time this pre-season.
Louis van Gaal suggested that the team which started tonight’s game would be the team that begins the Premier League season against Spurs. That’s something of a surprise as Chris Smalling – arguably United’s best performing centre half – is left out at the preference of Phil Jones, while Daley Blind plays as the left sided centre half. Ander Herrera is also surprisingly left out.
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