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Predicted Manchester United starting XI v Inter Milan

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Manchester United look to make it three in a row when they take on Inter Milan at FedEx Field in Washington on Tuesday evening.

Having dispatched LA Galaxy 7-0 last week and AS Roma 3-2 in Denver at the weekend, preparations under new boss Louis Van Gaal could not have started better. New signing Ander Herrera is in top form and Van Gaal already looks to be getting more from Juan Mata than David Moyes ever did.

The Dutchman has enjoyed a dream start, reports out of the training camp suggest a happier group of players invigorated by the new manager's enthusiasm and energy.

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New formation

A new 3-4-1-2 formation seems to be working well, with a view to potentially including Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie and Juan Mata in a three-pronged attack that would see all three in their preferred positions.

For the time being Van Persie continues to rest up following the Netherlands' third place finish at the World Cup. So United fans will have to wait to see the trio in action together, which could mean more chances for fringe players to impress.

Starters?

Against Roma, Van Gaal went with Danny Welbeck alongside Rooney and Mata - both of whom got 46 minutes of action. They should start again against Inter Milan, as they look to step up their fitness ahead of the new season.

Javier Hernandez finally got on the pitch against the Italians, so expect to see him again at some point as Van Gaal runs the rule over his options. Wilfried Zaha is the only outfield player to not feature on the tour so far - is it finally his time?

Darren Fletcher didn't play against Roma, so he should return to the side following his impressive performance against the Galaxy while David De Gea is likely to come back in for Sam Johnstone.

Here's the GiveMeSport predicted lineup for Manchester United against Roma…

De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Evans, Valencia, Shaw, Fletcher, Herrera, Mata, Welbeck, Rooney

After the Inter Milan game, United travel to Michigan Stadium to face Real Madrid in what could be their last tour match. Depending on results they may play in the championship match.

Following that, United return to Old Trafford for their only home preseason friendly when they welcome Valencia to Manchester.

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