Leicester City vs Manchester United team news: Radamel Falcao STARTS for Louis van Gaal's side

Full lineups from the King Power Stadium as Radamel Falcao makes his full debut for Manchester United

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Radamel Falcao makes his first start for Manchester United as Louis van Gaal's side hunt their second consecutive win at the King Power stadium this afternoon.

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The on-loan Monaco striker will be joined in attack by Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, with Van Gaal seemingly set to favour an all guns blazing approach to the contest against newly promoted Leicester City.

Van Gaal retains the core of his midfield from last week, with Daley Blind and Ander Herrera both expected to provide the creative energy alongside Angel di Maria, so impressive in last Sunday's thumping of QPR. 20-year-old Tyler Blackett is given another chance to prove himself alongside summer import Marcos Rojo.

Nigel Pearson's side have a high-profile debutant themselves in Argentinian veteran Esteban Cambiasso, who starts in midfield for the Foxes. Top scorer Leonardo Ulloa starts up front, with Jamie Vardy and David Nugent in supporting roles.

Van Gaal looks set to continue his heady transfer activity in the January window after confirming that he wants to keep churning his side to prevent his players from growing stale.

Rafael has admitted he faces a challenge to retain his place in Van Gaal's rebuilding side. He should be content, then, with the news that he will start today.

Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Evans, Blackett, Rojo, Blind, Herrera, Di Maria, Falcao, Rooney, Van Persie

Leicester City: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan (c), Moore, Konchesky, Hammond, Cambiasso, Nugent, Drinkwater, Vardy, Ulloa