Manchester United host West Ham United in the quarter finals of the FA Cup and will be without the services of Juan Mata who is suspended for the fixture. However, Van Gaal will have midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger back in contention for a place in the starting line up.
United suffered a crushing 2-0 defeat at Anfield in the UEFA Europa League, with goalkeeper David De Gea’s heroics saving them from a heavier loss.
The loss led to widespread criticism of the methods of manager Louis Van Gaal, as well as the attitude of the players from fans, pundits and ex-players alike.
Mata out, Schweinsteiger likely to start
Midfielder Juan Mata will join an injured Wayne Rooney on the sidelines for the FA Cup tie against West Ham, with the Spanish midfielder suspended for the tie.
Long term injury absentee Luke Shaw remains unavailable for selection along with defenders Phil Jones, Donald Love and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.
United are also likely to make a few changes to the side that got brushed aside by Liverpool FC on Thursday, with Maroune Fellaini likely to make way for midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who came on as a second half substitute at Anfield.
United players will have to respond to the barrage of criticism that came their way following their meek showing at Anfield, and another defeat on Sunday could mean that the Old Trafford outfit will have to endure another trophy-less season under Louis van Gaal.
Manchester United provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, J Pereira, Darmian, Riley, Rojo, Varela, Valencia, Love, Borthwick-Jackson, Fosu-Mensah, Jones, Blind, Smalling, Poole, McNair, Schneiderlin, Herrera, Rothwell, Fellaini, Carrick, Weir, A Pereira, Lingard, Januzaj, Depay, Martial, Rashford