Romero, Pereira and Wilson will be key for Manchester United in League Cup clash

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Taking a look at three Manchester United players with big roles to play later this week.

Manchester United take on Ipswich Town in the third round of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday evening, and manager Louis van Gaal is likely to make a number of changes for the encounter.

United are currently second in the Premier League, just two points behind leaders Manchester City after their impressive 3-2 victory against Southampton last time out.

United have plenty of youngsters and fringe players who will be chomping at the bit to start against Ipswich and here we look at three players who will be key to their efforts:

Sergio Romero

For a time it looked as though Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero would be the new first-choice stopper at Old Trafford, but that was before the dramatic twist regarding David de Gea’s future.

The Spaniard is now back between the sticks but Romero is likely to get more game-time against Ipswich and he will be looking to put his disappointing performance against Swansea City behind him.

Andreas Pereira

One of the most exciting young talents at United is Brazil under-20 international Andreas Pereira and this will be his first chance to impress this season.

He has the talent and the box of tricks to be the key player later this week, and he certainly has the confidence to thrive in this arena.

James Wilson

James Wilson may have lost his title as the most exciting teenage striker at United to Anthony Martial, but he still has what it takes to excel at old Trafford and he should start this match.

Tasked with scoring the goals that fire United into the next round of the competition, expect Wilson to get plenty of chances against Ipswich; the question is: Will he finish them off?

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