Manchester United may start next season with only 3 players from current 1st XI

We don’t subscribe to the idea that Manchester united need a total overhaul this summer.

There has been talk of hundreds of millions of pounds being spent in an effort to completely rejuvenate a tiring squad.

But we are much more of the opinion that David Moyes didn’t do enough with the players that he had.

Sure there are some areas of weakness in this current roster of players. Some of Manchester United’s best are getting old and need replacing eventually.

But if Manchester United start next season with a new left back and a couple of central midfielders they will be laughing all the way to the trophy cabinet – providing Moyes gets his act together.

However, with deals already seemingly in the offing for a couple of players, the extremists might envisage a starting 11 next season which perhaps has as few as three players from the current squad.

Wayne Rooney and David de Gea are among the few who have done themselves real justice this season. They are nailed on for the first team providing they don’t get sold.

Beyond that Adnan Januzaj looks like a world-class talent in the making. But he still looks leggy and needs to add consistency to his game. He isn’t a guaranteed starter next term. Likewise Phil Jones gave some excellent performances but still needs to iron out the niggling injuries and inconsistencies in his game.

Juan Mata will, however, surely get the nod and become a central figure in this team going forward.

Apart from that you could argue the case for every other player being excluded due to age, poor form or a desire to leave Manchester United.

So here is how the team could look, come August, if the huge reshuffle does happen. We have put Jones in their because we wouldn’t call him a regular from this season, due to persistent injuries.

De Gea, Luke Shaw, Jones, Eliaquim Mangala, Seamus Coleman, William Carvalho, Toni Kroos, Marco Reus, Mata, Andros Townsend, Rooney.

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