PICTURE: Gary Neville picks Manchester United starting XI v Bayern

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Former Manchester United captain has predicted how the Red Devils may line-up against Bayern Munich.

Gary Neville has predicted how Manchester United's starting line-up could look for their intriguing Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich.

Speaking on SkySports' Monday Night Football, he admitted the Red Devils faced a serious challenge against Pep Guardiola's recently crowned Bundesliga champions.

"If you think about the last two home games against real tough opposition - Liverpool and City - and Bayern Munich are better than those two teams. It's been so incredibly tough."

Neville's predicted starting eleven takes into account Rafael da Silva's potential injury, which kept him out of training on Monday, and features Japanese international Shinji Kagawa in his preferred position through the centre.

Perhaps Neville's most controversial call is his selection of Ashley Young, who has just two goals and one assist to his name this season. More likely could be Antonio Valencia whose battling display against Olympiakos earned him many plaudits.

Neville believes counter-attacking will be the key to United's success: "They are going to have to have depth in the game and probably counter-attack on them, the people who are mobile and can get from box-to-box quickly - are the types you would want to play with the back four that United are going to have out."

He selects Phil Jones at right-back, who would have to deal with the considerable talents of Franck Ribery should Rafael be ruled out.

Neville's predicted XI in full: De Gea; Buttner, Vidic, Ferdinand, Jones; Carrick, Fellaini, Welbeck, Kagawa, Young, Rooney.

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