Manchester United team news: Angel Di Maria, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie start as Louis van Gaal names strong XI for Cambridge

Radamel Falcao on the bench despite scoring in win against Leicester

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Louis van Gaal has named a strong starting XI for Manchester United's FA Cup fourth round replay against Cambridge United at Old Trafford.

The Dutch coach has named a stellar front four with Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Angel Di Maria behind striker Robin van Persie as the club bid to beat their League Two opposition.

Cambridge, the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, held Manchester United to a 0-0 draw at the Abbey a couple of weeks ago.

However, Van Gaal has opted to drop Radamel Falcao to the bench despite the Colombian striker getting back on the scoresheet against Leicester City at the weekend.

David De Ga starts in goal, with Van Gaal opting to play four at the back. Paddy McNair looks likely to start at right-back with Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Marcos Rojo also in defence. Smalling, McNair and Evans all return to the first XI after spells out of the side.

Daley Blind and Marouane Fellaini play in central midfield with Ander Herrera still unable to break into the side.

Luke Chadwick starts at his former club for Cambridge United.


Manchester United: De Gea, McNair, Smalling, Evans, Rojo, Blind, Fellaini, Mata, Rooney, Di Maria, van Persie.

Subs: Valdes, Jones, Valencia, Herrera, Young, Falcao Wilson.

Cambridge United: Dunn, Tait, Taylor, Coulson, Donaldson, Champion, Elliott, Simpson, Nelson, McGeehan, Chadwick.

Subs: Miller, Norris, Gaffney, Morrisey, Ball, Taylor, Kaikai