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Carrick and Fellaini start for Manchester United against Liverpool

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Well, it's happening again. There are circumstances -- we believe Ander Herrera tweaked something in training yesterday -- but still, Manchester United are going into a game they need to win by three goals with a midfield of Michael Carrick, aged 276, and Marouane Fellaini, malcoordinated ent.

Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin are on the bench, since you ask.

Apart from that, it's pretty much as you'd expect. The back four is Guillermo Varela, Daley Blind, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo, and the goalkeeper they'll be repeatedly exposing is David de Gea. Anthony Martial, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard will do the attacking, and Marcus Rashford will do the striking. Unless he ends up on the right wing again. Could happen.

The other substitutes are Sergio Romero, Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia, RoShaun Williams and Memphis Depay. But which of Valencia and Darmian will come on for Varela in the 78th minute with United two goals down? The suspense is killing us.