Manchester United vs. Chelsea: Lineups

Clive Mason

Wayne Rooney is starting for Manchester United, while Jose Mourinho has a surprise of his own in the Chelsea starting XI.

Jose Mourinho's first big match in his return to Chelsea would be at Old Trafford, and he would throw a surprise into his lineup for it. The Blues' manager has opted to play without any of his more traditional strikers and will instead start Andre Schurrle up top. It's not completely foreign ground for Schurrle, who did play up top with some regularity for Bayer Leverkusen, but deploying him as a lone striker is not what most expected from Mourinho.

David Moyes has gone with a more conventional lineup, but conventional does not mean expected because Wayne Rooney is getting a start for Manchester United. Otherwise, the Red Devils are as expected for the first major clash of the Premier League season

Manchester United: David De Gea; Patrice Evra, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Phil Jones; Tom Cleverley, Michael Carrick; Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney, Antonio Valencia; Robin van Persie.

Chelsea: Petr Cech; Ashley Cole, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic; Ramires, Frank Lampard; Eden Hazard, Oscar, Kevin De Bruyne, Andre Schurrle.

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