United striker Dimitar Berbatov does not make the match squad, while midfielder Darren Fletcher has recovered from a virus but is named among the subs.
- Puyol left on the bench, Mascherano starts at centre-back.
- Abidal fit to play at left-back.
- Messi set to play through the middle.
- 4-4-1-1/4-2-3-1 with Rooney behind Chicharito up front.
- Rafael omitted: Fabio plays right-back alongside an entirely first-choice defence.
- Darren Fletcher only makes the bench, with Giggs reprising his central role.
- Chicharito will lead the line with Berbatov left out entirely, failing even to make the bench.