Poll of the day: Kagawa or Van Persie - Who should start against Everton?

Sir Alex Ferguson has a wealth of attacking talent at his disposal after his summer spending, but should the Premier League newcomer start against the Toffees over the Dutchman?

Manchester United kick-off their Premier League campaign on Monday evening at Everton, but manager Sir Alex Ferguson already faces a headache over who to select in the Red Devils' attack.

The Old Trafford schemer jumped at the chance to sign Robin van Persie from Arsenal, completing a stellar-looking forward line that had already been considerably boosted by the arrival of Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund.

Now the 70-year-old must decide who makes it into his first league line-up of the campaign.

Wayne Rooney is sure to start, but it is unclear whether he will be paired with Van Persie, or if the Japanese playmaker will sit just behind him, a position he filled superbly at the Weserstadion.
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Kagawa could be forced out wide, but competition is also tough in these areas. Nani and Ashley Young are both supremely talented and, on the right flank, Antonio Valencia has developed into one of United's most important attacking threats.

If United maintain their 4-4-2 shape from last term, it could be difficult to see the former Cerezo Osaka man fitting in, but with Sir Alex suggesting he may switch formations to suit Kagawa, all may not be lost.


How do you think Sir Alex will line up against the Toffees? Will Van Persie have to patient so soon after arriving in Manchester, or will the club's other marquee signing make way for last season's top marksman in the Premier League? Get involved by voting in the poll, leaving your comments below or letting us know your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter.