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Radamel Falcao starts for Manchester United in crunch clash against Chelsea

Published 18/04/2015 | 16:52

Manchester United's Radamel Falcao
Manchester United's Radamel Falcao

Captain Wayne Rooney started in central midfield in an injury-depleted Manchester United side at Premier League leaders Chelsea.

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With Phil Jones (ankle), Marcos Rojo (adductor), Jonny Evans (suspended), Michael Carrick (calf) and Daley Blind (ankle) out, Louis van Gaal was forced to make three changes following the derby defeat of Manchester City.

Paddy McNair, Luke Shaw and Radamel Falcao started with Robin van Persie among the substitutes.

Chelsea, bidding for a victory to go 10 points clear of secomanchester unitednd-placed Arsenal, made two changes following the win at QPR, with Kurt Zouma drafted into midfield in place of Ramires and Oscar in for Willian.

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Zouma, Matic; Oscar, Fabregas, Hazard; Drogba

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, McNair, Shaw; Rooney, Herrera, Fellaini, Mata, Young; Falcao

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