Instead, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and Jesse Lingard all start in midfield; the latter's presumably out on the right, with Herrera playing in the hole.Perhaps United's best performance all season came with Herrera playing off the striker, so perhaps there's a teeny, tiny reason for optimism in spite of Fellaini's presence.
For Liverpool, Lucas Leiva has come into midfield for some extra steel, with Joe Allen left out. Roberto Firmino has, as expected, been preferred to Christian Benteke up top. Let the fun begin!
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Matteo Darmian, Daley Blind, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young; Marouane Fellaini, Morgan Schneiderlin; Anthony Martial, Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard; Wayne Rooney.
Subs: Romero, Depay, Mata, Varela, McNair, Borthwick-Jackson, Pereira
Liverpool (4-3-3): Simon Mignolet; Alberto Moreno, Mamadou Sakho, Kolo Touré, Nathaniel Clyne; Emre Can, Lucas Leiva, Jordan Henderson; James Milner, Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana.