Wayne Rooney will play match against Tim Sherwood’s relegation-threatened Aston Villa on Saturday .Watch live at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra.
Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool mean Louis van Gaal can look upwards towards the leaders, Chelsea, as is his stated wish.
Ron Vlaar starts on the bench for Villa, with Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor leading the attack.
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Blind, Carrick, Herrera, Mata, Fellaini, Young, Rooney. Subs: Valdes, Rafael, McNair, A Pereira, Januzaj, Di Maria, Falcao.
Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Clark, Lowton, Delph, Sanchez, N’Zogbia, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke. Subs: Given, Vlaar, Bacuna, Cole, Gil, Baker, Grealish.