Man Utd predicted line up vs Villarreal as Michael Carrick takes charge of first game
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Carrick, placed in temporary charge after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, will be hoping to get a tune out of a host of Red Devils stars who have lost their way in recent weeks, with many faltering in a fatal 4-1 defeat to strugglers Watford.
The former United midfielder's first task in Spain is selecting a starting XI, having won the Europe's first-rate competition himself under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2008.
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Carrick will likely stick with former team-mate David de Gea in goal, with the Spaniard in better form that most of his fellow players this term.
If the caretaker boss wanted to freshen things up at the back, though, Eric Bailly is available.
Despite Diogo Dalot being the man to replace Shaw against Watford, Alex Telles is a more natural fit at left-back and scored a thunderbolt in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford back in September to ignite a comeback.
Scott McTominay was withdrawn at half-time on Saturday but, due to Fred 's lack of form and the fact Nemanja Matic rarely starts two successive matches, is in line to start feature from the off once more.
That may well mean that, at long last, Donny van de Beek is handed a place in the first XI having scored the last goal of the Solskjaer era to demonstrate his ability driving forward.
Up front, Cristiano Ronaldo will surely lead the line for the Red Devils at Villarreal's Estadio de la Ceramica.
Carrick faced reporters in his pre-match press conference on Monday, with an interim manager expected to be appointed until the end of the campaign in the coming weeks.
Despite the solemn mood around Old Trafford, the 40-year-old says United head onto mainland Europe with a positive mindset.
"It's a big game tomorrow and I'll go about the job as I do," Carrick explained.
"We're positive. It's a fantastic game of football and we'll be tested, but these are the nights to remember. I'm really looking forward to it.
"I'm not giving too much away, but I'm very clear in my own mind about how we're going to go about it."
Man Utd predicted XI vs Villarreal: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; McTominay, van de Beek; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo