Manchester United vs. Swansea City: Lineups and live thread

Atsushi Tomura

Shinji Kagawa in the hole, Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick in midfield, Jesse Lingard on the bench... it's a veritable smorgasbord of delight for Manchester United fans as they face Swansea City at Old Trafford.

Danny Welbeck starts up front for Manchester United against Swansea City, with Shinji Kagawa in the number ten role behind him.

Reports from Twitter and United forums confirm that Kagawa will in fact metamorphose into Diego Maradona and guide United to a stunning victory in response to being played a few yards to the right of his usual position.

In other news, Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick start together in midfield, which is a new one we haven't seen yet. Adnan Januzaj is also in the team, while our persistent case of Antonio Valencia on the right wing continues. Nemanja Vidic and Chris Smalling are the centre-backs. Wilfried Zaha is on the bench despite rumours of an imminent move to Cardiff City, but Jesse Lingard is too, which is exciting.

Manchester United starting lineup: David De Gea; Rafael, Chris Smalling, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra; Antonio Valencia, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Adnan Januzaj; Shinji Kagawa, Danny Welbeck.

Subs: Anders Lindegaard, Alexander Büttner, Tom Cleverley, Ryan Giggs, Jesse Lingard, Wilfried Zaha, Javier Hernandez.

Swansea City: Tremmel, Rangel, Amat, Williams, Davies, Britton, Canas, Shelvey, Pozuelo, Routledge, Bony.

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