Manchester United predicted XI v Sunderland

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Manchester United will meet Sunderland in the second leg of their League Cup semi-final tomorrow (Wednesday) night, with the hosts looking to overcome a 2-1 deficit from the first leg.

And, with a trip to Wembley on the line, Red Devils boss David Moyes is expected to name a strong side for the clash at Old Trafford.

That means Spanish stopper David de Gea will remain between the sticks, with Anders Lindegaard watching on from the bench.

In defence, Nemanja Vidic is out through suspension and Patrice Evra is a fitness doubt, meaning Jonny Evans and Phil Jones are a likely central defensive pair with Alex Buttner at left-back and Chris Smalling on the opposite flank.

Moyes has decisions to make with regards to formation and personnel, but if he opts for a 4-4-2 formation, then Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher is a likely partnership for Manchester United.

Adnan Januzaj is in top form but is in need of rest, meaning Shinji Kagawa should get another chance on the left. Antonio Valencia is a trusted hand on the right side and should get the nod.

Up-front, and striker Robin van Persie is still out. Wayne Rooney is in contention to return to the squad, but is an unlikely starter.

That means Danny Welbeck will continue for Manchester United, with Javier Hernandez his striker partner on a night when the hosts will be looking for goals.

Manchester United predicted XI v Sunderland:

De Gea; Smalling, Evans, Jones, Buttner; Valencia, Carrick, Fletcher, Kagawa; Welbeck, Hernandez.

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