Who’s Your Manchester Utd Starting XI vs Real Madrid?

What starting lineup will Sir Alex Ferguson select today in the UEFA Champions League match against Real Madrid?

Post yours in the comments section below.

Sir Alex Ferguson says that Ryan Giggs will play a part in the match, which will be his 1,000th senior appearance. But will he start?

There’s also question marks about Wayne Rooney due to his recent dip in form. Phil Jones is out injured. Meanwhile, would you start hat-trick hero Shinji Kagawa or not?

Let us know who you think should start in which positions below. And let’s see how close your selection is to the starting lineup one later today.

Here’s my pick:

De Gea

da Silva — Ferdinand — Vidic — Evra

Nani — Carrick — Cleverley — Kagawa

RVP — Chicharito

Subs: Rooney, Giggs, Evans, Welbeck.

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16 thoughts on “Who’s Your Manchester Utd Starting XI vs Real Madrid?”

  1. I think Kagawa will start and so will Giggs. United will try to score early to put pressure on Real to become more offensive and that will enable United to hit them on the break to finish the job.

    United’s biggest advantage in this match is the goalkeepers, De Gea is playing extremely well while Real have Lopez who isn’t as good and has only come into the side recently after Casilla’s injury. At Old Trafford this will be a huge advantage as Lopez could become unhinged with the atmosphere there.

  2. Rooney recent dip in form??? He had the best game he’s had in a while on sat 2 assists and scored a scorcher of a goal! If that’s a dip in form.. Would love to see him back to peak form!!!!

    1. He’s only scored 11 goals in the league so far this season, which is well off his usual pace. He scored a nice goal against Norwich last Saturday. But the Canaries hardly put up a good fight.

      If/when Rooney plays today, we’ll see what he’s really made of.

      The Gaffer

      1. Rooney is not all about goals anymore and the position he is being played in is now often not as a striker but behind them. I am not a huge Rooney fan boy but I think this has been one of his best seasons it terms of consistent performances. He might not score as many goals but he’s adding bug value in the engine room and as a provider!

        Agree that we need to see the performances on the big stage though.. And it doesn’t get bigger than tonight!!!!

  3. I agree with the lineup except I would leave Chicharito on the bench and go with Rooney. Rooney may not be scoring as many goals as we’re used to seeing, but he’s important with his superb passing skills and assists. Rooney is one of the best providers of the ball United have. You can’t leave a player of his caliber on the bench in such a huge match.

  4. Rooney is a must start Gaffer. I can’t see SAF playing conservative here regardless of the result at the Bernebau. This United club are scary good right now.


    da Silva Ferdinand Vidic Evra

    Nani Carrick Kagawa Young

    Rooney RVP

  5. DeGea
    Evra, Evans, Ferdinand, Rafael
    Carrick, Cleverly
    Giggs, Nani

    Would pick Vidic to start over Rio or Evans, but he still seems far less than 100%, and he just played the full match on Saturday.

    Hard to believe anyone would seriously suggest leaving Rooney on the bench in this match.

  6. De Gea in Goal

    Vidic partnered with Ferdinand, alongside Rafael and Evra

    Carrick defensive mid, Kagawa attacking mid, Nani and Young on the flanks

    Rooney as a CF and Van Persie a target man.

    If needed we can bring Giggs’ wealth of experience off the bench in the 2nd half to slow things down and keep some possession if we have the lead. Alternatively (and I hope it doesn’t come to this), if we find ourselves in need of some attacking, I wouldn’t mind seeing the pace and eye for goal of Chicharito and the pace/athleticism/muscle of Welbeck coming on.

  7. Gus Johnson & Warren Barton calling this…wow, just wow Fox. Totally & utterly furious right now.

    How can Fox screw the biggest game of the season up like this when Martin Tyler & Gary Neville commenatry is available on the original feed.

    Just plain stupid! They ought to go out of the football business these clowns at Fox, really.

  8. Oh dear me, Nani is on the starting eleven. Giggs as well, Rooney is not on the starting eleven.

    Sky Sports Just confirmed it.

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