There are a few Manchester United players with both a point to prove and a place to fight for. Wednesday evening's Capital One Cup match versus Liverpool may provide such players with a chance in what is billed to be a competitive game. Here are five players who should start tonight:
Rio Ferdinand should have been rested for United's first European game of the season and his sluggish performance against Manchester City showed exactly why. Evans partners Vidic and others well and will provide good service if called upon.
United lacked guile and grit against Manchester City, with certain periods of the match looking as though they had no will or intention of bringing the match to City. Rafael is a player who always shows commitment and must be placed in the right-back spot against Liverpool.
Yet again, Manchester United fans were left irked by the exclusion of Kagawa, especially when Tom Cleverly came on in the second half. Kagawa should feature simply on the basis that he's seemingly out of the favoured lineup thus far this season and it's only a third-round tie this evening.
Nani has been vastly underused for a player who has just signed a five-year deal. He will be ready to impress tonight and the fans will like this as they grow tired of Ashley Young.
With Robin van Persie unlikely and Danny Welbeck's lacklustre display on the weekend, Moyes has little reason not to play Hernandez for the majority if not all of Wednesday's game.
With these players in mind, an attacking and confident lineup that would please the fans and give a great chance of victory would look something like this:
Gk: De Gea.
Def: Rafael, Evans, Smalling, Fabio
Mid: Zaha/Januzaj, Fellaini, Giggs, Nani
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