Team News: Chris Smalling starts for Manchester United

Team News: Smalling starts for Man Utd
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Chris Smalling makes his first start of the season for Manchester United in tonight's Champions League match against Braga in Portugal.

Chris Smalling will start for Manchester United in tonight's Champions League match against Braga in Portugal.

The defender has not featured for the Red Devils this season due to a metatarsal injury.

Antonio Valencia has been named at right-back, while Ryan Giggs is joined by Nani and Anderson in midfield.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has opted to go with a front three of Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez, with Robin van Persie on the bench.

Braga: Beto; Leandro Salino, Nuno Andre Coelho, Douglao, Elderson; Alan, Custodio, Hugo Viana, Ruben Amorim; Ruben Micael; Eder
Subs: Quim, Mossoro, Helder Barbosa, Baiano, Ismaily, Djamal, Ze Luis

Man Utd: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Evans, Evra; Nani, Anderson, Giggs; Welbeck, Rooney, Hernandez
Subs: Lindegaard, Rafael, Ferdinand, Cleverley, Carrick, Young, Van Persie

Chris Smalling and Alejandro Faurlin
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