On Saturday against Southampton in the FA Cup a completely different side laboured to a 2-1 victory and whilst we emerged victorious there is no margin for error in the league with Arsenal, Chelsea and C*ty ready to pounce on any mistake.
Van Der Sar has returned in goal after Lindegaard’s début whilst a refurbished back line sees the return of Ferdinand & Vidic in the center of defence whilst Evra returns at left back although Rafael fails to return after the concussion he suffered against Blackpool so John O’Shea continues at right back.
Carrick returns from his ankle knock in midfield and starts along side Fletcher in the middle, with Giggs and Nani on the wings whilst Rooney and Berbatov continue upfront.
Starting XI: VDS, Evra, Vidic, Ferdinand, O’Shea, Giggs, Fletcher, Carrick, Nani, Rooney, Berbatov
Subs: Lindegaard, Owen, Hernandez, Scholes, Anderson, Fabio, Smalling