Radamel Falcao starts for Manchester United in crunch clash against Chelsea
Captain Wayne Rooney started in central midfield in an injury-depleted Manchester United side at Premier League leaders Chelsea.
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.
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