Manchester United predicted XI v Swansea

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Just when it seemed that David Moyes could finally be starting to settle into his role at Old Trafford, disaster struck once again on New Year's Day.

Although his side were arguably the better team over the course of 90 minutes, goals from Emmanuel Adebayor and Christian Eriksen secured Tottenham a morale-boosting 2-1 victory.

Manchester United will attempt to bounce back once again from that defeat and improve their paltry home record on Sunday as they entertain Michael Laudrup's Swansea City in the FA Cup third round.

In terms of team news, Manchester United will be without Ashley Young after the England winger picked up a shoulder injury following a challenge from Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Robin van Persie is also likely to miss the tie against the Swans, with Phil Jones and Rafael da Silva struggling with knee and groin injuries respectively. Nani is also set to be unavailable for Sunday with a hamstring problem.

Wayne Rooney completed 90 minutes against Tottenham in midweek but is likely to be rested for this one.

With that in mind, here we attempt to predict the Manchester United lineup for Sunday's game. Please note that with this being a cup game, the potential starting XI is wildly unpredictable and this is just our opinion...

Manchester United predicted XI v Swansea:

De Gea; Smalling, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra; Giggs, Fletcher, Valencia, Kagawa, Welbeck; Hernandez.

Disagree? Leave your own predicted lineups below...

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