MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United is without Robin van Persie, who is not even in the squad for tonight’s Champions League Group A game with Real Sociedad at Old Trafford.
In stead Wayne Rooney is being partnered by Javier Hernandez in attack, while Shinji Kagawa and Ryan Giggs also start the game in midfield.
There is also no Rio Ferdinand, or Nemanja Vidic who both missed training this week, with Phil Jones and Johnny Evans pairing up at center-back.
Nani, Ashley Young, Adnan Januzaj and Marouane Fellaini are all on the bench, but there is no Danny Welbeck.
Carlos Vela, Xabi Prieto and Inigo Martinez are all in the starting team for Real Sociedad.
Manchester United v Real Sociedad
Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael Da Silva, Jones, Evans, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Kagawa, Hernandez, Rooney
Subs: Lindegaard, Smalling, Nani, Young, Buttner, Fellaini, Januzaj
Real Sociedad: Bravo, Carlos Martinez, Mikel Gonzalez, Martinez, De la Bella, Vela, Zurutuza, Markel, Prieto, Griezmann, Seferovic
Subs: Zubikarai, Agirretxe, Pardo, Ansotegui, Castro, Cadamuro, Ros
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (Holland)