Manchester United fans around the world rejoice! For Marouane Fellaini has been dropped!
Louis van Gaal has moved a step closer to actually selecting his best team, with Morgan Schneiderlin coming into the centre of midfield in the Belgian's place. Unfortunately it seems to be an enforced selection, as the Fellaini isn't even on the bench, but still, it's temporary progress.
Otherwise United are unchanged from the side that drew with Chelsea last weekend. There are three youngsters on the bench: James Weir, Will Keane and the magnificently titled Donald Love, who sounds like the lead singer in a 1970s funk band. Donald Love and the Heartstrings, coming soon to your local club circuit.
#mufc XI: De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson, Schneiderlin, Carrick, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Rooney pic.twitter.com/ukmWfoNeOH— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 13, 2016
#SAFCXI v @ManUtd: Mannone, Yedlin, O’Shea, Kone, van Aanholt, Kirchhoff, Cattermole, M’Vila, Khazri, N’Doye, Defoe. pic.twitter.com/VtkcIJNWeP— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) February 13, 2016