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Manchester United’s Next No.11?


Impossible to fill?

It’s hard to exaggerate the challenge that the next Manchester United number 11 will have. Stepping into the shoes of a player with a genuine, maybe even overwhelming, case to be considered the greatest Manchester United player of all time. There isn’t anyone even close to him as the greatest Premier League player ever. Is there?

Ryan Giggs was, and always will be, a true Manchester United legend.

But having stated that he doesn’t want the number 11 shirt to be retired, Manchester United have the major challenge of filling it with someone who can genuinely aspire to similar levels, if not for the same period.

Here are some of the more likely options:

Marco Reus – Now this would be a genuninely exciting signing for the club. Reus is an A-list talent who would imrove Manchester United immediately. He’s two-footed and makes things happen. With Manchester United probably not looking to employ a conventional left winger this season Reus is the sort of player who could adapt to several systems. Top talent.

Adnan Januzaj – Any football lover who has seen this kid can’t fail to be excited. We imagine that LvG will also be enthused when the kid gets back from his World Cup break. perhaps he will entrust Januzaj with the jersey. He’s a mercurial talent who will hopefully be at the club for over a decade.

Memphis Depay – A really exciting winger/forward who has caught the eye and whetted the appetite of soccersweep. He’s got the feet and explosive power and pace to be a world star. Manchester United should pull out all the stops to sign this guy.

Angel Di Maria – Readers of soccersweep know he’s not one of our favourite players. Many Manchester United fans feel that this guy coud be the next left footed wing wizard at Old Trafford.

We think he will prove to be worse value for money for PSG than David Luiz. Di Maria’s mooted transfer fee is ludicrous.

Manchester United fans: who do you want to see at number 11 next season?



  1. Salisu Ayyub Muhammad

    Jul 27, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Di Maria is my No 11 hero.

  2. Bamidele John Olayinka

    Jul 27, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Give us a real marker wth gud fut work (Vidal) and gud central defender wth vision (Humel or Ezekiel Garay) & MAN U wil b up there again. Dat s our position.

  3. Mikele

    Jul 27, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Marco Reus!

  4. Nwabuniejude

    Jul 27, 2014 at 11:29 am

    It will be a shame 2 van kaal if he could not bring any player from holand

  5. Wabmanentity

    Jul 27, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Di maria is No 11 hero, but if we are not get angelo let januzaj wear that number.

  6. Theo Dan

    Jul 27, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Angel Di Maria should be signed up

  7. derek

    Jul 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm


  8. Tyrique

    Jul 27, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I say man utd should go for di maria, vidal n marko reus this finish the team of man utd n will put us in the top 5

  9. Bukunmi

    Jul 27, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Adnan januzaj should be given man united NO. 11 shirt because he is a talented player to take the no

  10. Kolade

    Jul 27, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Get us di maria and handle him the jensey number he wear at madrid no 11 should be handle to januzaj

  11. Emmanuel

    Jul 27, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    In my own suggestion i think Adna januza should be given the no 11 jessey of Giggs…


    Jul 27, 2014 at 1:28 pm


  13. chidera

    Jul 27, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    i think adnaan januzaj fits d number 11 jersey bcoz he is a left footer,very young,and i think he can stay as lng as possible@ i prefer him


    Jul 27, 2014 at 1:59 pm


  15. sola

    Jul 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    di maria should be given no 11 wy janu. should wear no 7

  16. usman ismaila

    Jul 27, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Let the No.11 be giving to Janujaz

  17. sylvestre

    Jul 27, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Maco reus is my no 11

  18. Lulu

    Jul 27, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Marco reus no, 11

  19. Berts Oka

    Jul 27, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Januzaj no_7 and De maria/ Reus no_11 and Vidal his story is going long that am tired to hear about, must sign for Mats, Vrij $ Depay.

  20. Lewis

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    GK De gea 451 formation
    LB Shaw. This is the
    CB Hummels. Team we
    CB De Vrij. Need to get
    RB Rafael. To be up there
    CDM Vidal. Again
    LM Reus
    CAM Herrera. These signings
    CAM Mata. Cost around
    RM Januzaj. £120 million
    ST Rooney

  21. paresh Kinlekar

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Marco reus is a perfect no.11

  22. ademola

    Jul 28, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I pasonally think dat januzaj is an ideal player 2 wear the no. 11 jersey in other 2 make him a refined player

  23. yeboah

    Jul 29, 2014 at 8:28 am

    United we need Mat hummels and vrij to fixed ur center back. No. 11 for adnan

  24. Dare abdulwahab

    Sep 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Let di maria wear No 11 shir.

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