|Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been reinstated to the Red Devils’ first team after being benched for the defeat to Stoke City on Boxing Day.|
Rooney replaced Memphis Depay at half time in that 2-0 loss at the Britannia Stadium, and it is the Dutch winger again who makes way for Rooney’s return.
The England captain has scored just two league goals all season with United languishing in sixth in the table after four successive defeats in all competitions for the first time since 1961.
Rooney looks set to start in attack with Anthony Martial pushing out wide to accommodate his captain.
As for Chelsea, Guus Hiddink looks to have set up without a recognised striker in Diego Costa’s absence, with Eden Hazard returning to operate as an unorthodox forward.
Man United team: De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Young, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Mata, Herrera, Martial, Rooney.
Chelsea team: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Hazard.
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