Manchester United fans were treated with a bit of an unexpected starting XI ahead of their side’s Champions League clash with PSV tonight.
Louis van Gaal has been criticised for not making the most of his attacking assets recently, and many fans were calling for mega-money deadline day signing Anthony Martial to get more game time in Holland this evening.
And they’ve got their wish, and some, with van Gaal handing the 19-year-old his first start for the Red Devils alongside Memphis Depay and Ashley Young, with Juan Mata slotting in to his favourite No.10 role. It’s a very pacy, attacking and fearsome attacking line up for United, and fans are now expecting their team to turn on the style to mark their return to Europe’s elite competition with three points.
Just moments after the teams were announced tonight United fans took to Twitter to express their delight and excitement for the evening ahead, and tipping their hat to what really is an impressive starting XI – and they almost broke the internet!
Here’s some of the best tweets…
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) September 15, 2015
Martial Depay Young…. Pace pace and pace! #MUFC
— Neo (@S7EALTH) September 15, 2015
That team suggests LvG has listened to the critisism. Eveyones buzzing with that line up, watch us get beat 4-3 haha. Come on reds! #MUFC
— Ryan (@RyanJackson99) September 15, 2015
Martial and young starting as well as Memphis. A lot of pace in the team. #mufc
— Ugochukwu Osuji (@hollaugo) September 15, 2015
Can't believe Van Gaal actually prefers Fellaini to Martial and Wilson up front. Ridiculous. #MUFC
— #MUFC (@RoooDV19) September 15, 2015
Martial making a start tonight
Mata in the #10 role behind a pacey striker, this is what we've been looking for. #MUFC
— Rob Trick (@RTrick16) September 15, 2015
Mata in the CAM position. Finally.
— Adam Antell (@AntellAdam) September 15, 2015