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Marouane Fellaini returns for Manchester United in the FA Cup final

Louis van Gaal has brought his favourite Belgian straight back into the Manchester United starting XI.

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To nobody's great surprise, Louis van Gaal has brought Marouane Fellaini straight back into his starting lineup. The Belgian was pretty decent in the semifinal and so, despite having missed the last three games of United's league season, returns to share midfield duties with Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney.

In goal, David de Gea. Hooray!

The defence is also as anticipated: Marcos Rojo returns for inexplicable reasons, Chris Smalling and Daley Blind continue their peculiar central defensive partnership, and Antonio Valencia will be motoring up and down the right hand side.

In front of Valencia will be Juan Mata, while Anthony Martial patrols the other flank. Marcus Rashford, who hadn't even heard of himself a few months ago, ends his first season of senior football with a start in the FA Cup. Not bad going.

On the bench we have Sergio Romero, Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones, Morgan Schneiderlin, Ander Herrera, Ashley Young and Jesse Lingard. Darmian for Rojo, 53', we're predicting.

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