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Ashley Young, Michael Carrick and Jesse Lingard start as United face CSKA Moscow

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Louis van Gaal has made three changes as Manchester United take on CSKA Moscow.

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Louis van Gaal has made three changes from the team that was held to a goalless draw against Crystal Palace on the weekend, as Manchester United host CSKA Moscow in a Champions League crunch match.

Matteo Darmian's run of bizarrely poor form has led to his replacement by Ashley Young, while Michael Carrick makes an unwelcome yet not unsurprising return to the midfield in the absence of Morgan Schneiderlin.

Ander Herrera has been left on the bench despite his recent good performances (perhaps, like Phil Jones, he's in the scary sounding 'red zone'), meaning Jesse Lingard is given a start out on the right side of the attack. Poor Memphis Depay: this really wasn't how he must have envisaged things panning out. He's benched.

And, as ever, Wayne. Rooney. Is. Up. Front.