Derby County vs Manchester United team news: David De Gea, Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney all start

The match kicks off at 7.55pm

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David De Gea, Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney all start for Manchester United in a strong team picked by under-pressure Louis van Gaal for tonight's FA Cup fourth round tie against Championship Derby County.

Ahead of kick-off, United manager Van Gaal hit out at the media ths week for 'awful and horrible' stories about his future and said the club's support, while welcome, had put more pressure on him.

United were beaten 1-0 by Southampton at Old Trafford in the Premier League last weekend and subsequent media reports suggested that the Dutchman, booed by the home crowd, had offered to resign.

"It is the third time already that I have been sacked and I am still sitting here for you," he said. "I am obliged to do that (attend news conferences).

"I am very concerned people are believing what you are writing and that you don't have to verify what you are writing."

Van Gaal said he always had faith but had also predicted negative headlines.

"When you lose it is worse. That I have predicted already before the game against Southampton. Now I cannot lose any more because I am then condemned for the fourth time that I have been sacked.

"Maybe then you have written the truth, because sometimes it happens."


Derby: Carson, Christie, Keogh, Shackell, Warnock, Thorne, Ince, Butterfield, Johnson, Blackman, Martin. Subs: Olsson, Grant, Bryson, Hendrick, Russell, Baird, Camara.

Man Utd: De Gea, Varela, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson, Schneiderlin, Fellaini, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Rooney. Subs:Depay, Januzaj, Carrick, Romero, Ander Herrera, McNair, Andreas Pereira.

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)