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Manchester United’s Best XI – if there were no more signings


Still strong

So, with the new manager in charge of Manchester United, a dark cloud has been lifted.

As many of us onlookers suspected, Manchester United didn’t need to completely overhaul and rejuvenate their entire squad, as was being suggested by the last incumbent of the managerial throne.

Not only does the first team look like a completely different set of players under Van Gaal, but the preseason tour has shown that Manchester United also have some very good youngsters coming through. Players like Blackett and Keane have a better than average chance of making it into the senior team in the near future.

And Manchester United are passing the ball forward again! Hallelujah!

Van Gaal has admitted that the current squad is imbalanced but he has still found room for players like Mata, Rooney and Herrera to play in tandem. Whats more they all fit into the 11 beautifully already.

We would be amazed if Manchester United didn’t sign any players in the remaining time left in the window. But in that unilkely event, Manchester United still have a really decent squad.

You would have to say that they are at their lightest in defence. Smalling, Jones and Evans is a brilliant trio. The worry would be the lack of cover should one or more got injured. But the aforementioned Blackett and Keane prove that, even in defence, United aren’t threadbare.

So this is the 11 that we would pick and call ‘Manchester United’s strongest’ with the existing squad to choose from. We have discounted Carrick and Rafa, who are out injured.

Manchester United fans: is this team good enough to get into the top four?

Manchester United (3-5-2) De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Evans – Shaw, Herrera, Fletcher, Mata, Valencia – Rooney, Van Persie.



  1. Amindu Ahmad Ajia

    Jul 31, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Please stop flattering us we need to sign at least two more player.we are not complete unless we still want to be categorize as Everton,Newcastle,Sunderland,Soutermton even like Stock city.

  2. jonah Ola Oluwaseun

    Jul 31, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Please gaal sign more player atleast two if u will not want fans to look down on u just like nica to trouser man moyes.

  3. Nelson

    Jul 31, 2014 at 6:21 am

    New players or not, am confident enough we’re good enough to challenge. But we need a defender and central midfielder. Glory Manutd

  4. Elijah Joe

    Jul 31, 2014 at 7:13 am

    we need to add more 3 players to enable us secure a champions league slot or else 7th place would still b our birth right.

  5. Trymore

    Jul 31, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Smalling and fletcher liabilities in place of them vlaar or Hammuels then Vidal in the central park

  6. chinedu rapheal

    Jul 31, 2014 at 9:14 am

    sign vidal, blind and vamalen

  7. kwabena mensah

    Jul 31, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    please van gaal try to get vidal because fletcher is old

  8. setie chademuwiri

    Jul 31, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    plse sign vidal. Chadez

  9. Yohannes Tadelle

    Jul 31, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    This is not desent squad… u ll see how it is not descent when the squad faces the likes of man city, liverpool, chelsea…

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