SHREWSBURY, Sporting Alert – The starting lineup for Manchester United in today’s FA Cup fifth-round tie with Shrewsbury Town at New Meadow.
Manager Louis van Gaal makes three changes from the side that started in the defeat to Midtjylland in the Europa League last Thursday.
With David de Gea out with a knee injury, Sergio Romero, as expected, starts in goal again while Dean Henderson, who was recalled from his loan spell at Stockport County has been named on the bench.
Guillermo Varela and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson are the starting full-backs today, with Chris Smalling and Daley Blind being the centre-backs.
Ander Herrera and Morgan Schneiderlin start in the middle of the park for Manchester United, while Anthony Martial leads the attacking line again with Wayne Rooney out injured for six weeks with a knee problem.
Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Memphis Depay all start for Manchester United on this road trip as well.
Michael Carrick, Paddy McNair, Will Keane and Andreas Pereira are among the substitutes.
Shrewsbury made no adjustment to the team that defeated Blackpool in a League One game the last time out.
Manchester United must win and play well in this match if Van Gaal wants to take some of the pressure off his back, with several fans already calling for is removal.
A defeat today for the Red Devils against a Shrewsbury side fighting for survival in League One, and being the lowest ranked side left in the competition would not go down well with the supporters of the club, neither would it pleased the board.
Shrewsbury Town Team: Leutwiler, Black, Whitbread, Knight-Percival, Grimmer, Whalley, Grandison, Ogogo, Brown, Akpa-Akpro, Mangan. Subs: Sadler, Vernon, Halstead, Clark, Cole, Smith, Grandin.
Manchester United Team: Romero, Varela, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson, Schneiderlin, Herrera, Memphis, Mata, Lingard Martial. Subs: Henderson, McNair, Poole, Carrick, Pereira, Riley, Keane.