Two changes for La Real

Real Sociedad are expected to name a similar side against Manchester United that proved victorious at Valencia on Saturday.

La Real are in Manchester this evening for the third round of Champions League group stage matches still looking for their first points in the competition.

On from the Basques ending their winless run at the weekend, though, Coach Jagoba Arrasate is seen as likely to make only a handful of changes to the starting XI.

It is believed that Haris Seferovic and Xabi Prieto are in contention to break into the side, at the expense of Imanol Agirretxe and Ruben Pardo respectively.

Indications are that Alberto de la Bella has fully recovered from discomfort suffered on from the weekend to take his place at full-back.

Manchester United, meanwhile, have doubts over Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic after they both sat out training on Tuesday, alongside Tom Cleverly and Danny Welbeck.

Manager David Moyes, however, was optimistic yesterday of the quartet’s chances of recovery.

Probable line-ups

Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Evans, Evra; Welbeck, Carrick, Jones, Giggs; Rooney, Van Persie

Real Sociedad: Bravo; Carlos Martinez, Mikel Gonzalez, Inigo Martinez, De la Bella; Bergara, Zurutuza, Xabi Prieto; Vela, Seferovic, Griezmann

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