Man U

Manchester United: Strongest XI with The Three V’s


Great side again

Anyone who has seen Manchester United in preseason will know that the team is shaping up really nicely.

There is an entirely different atmosphere around the camp since Louis van Gaal took the reins at Manchester United.

His level of professionalism and meticulous preparation is entirely different from what we saw last season and it’s impossible to imagine that we won’t see a vast improvement on the seventh place finish under David Moyes.

There is still a long way to go in the transfer market and we believe that Manchester United’s level of success will be largely dependent on who they can bring in between now and September.

They have done great business so far and addressed two of their three serious problem areas in the side by bringing in a left-back and creative midfielder.

But the signing of a warrior-like central midfielder is crucial to the club’s future and immediate success.

Arturo Vidal seems like the ideal fit for Manchester United.

The three senior central defenders that Manchester United currently have on the books have done really well in America but they will certainly need one or two additions to help them out over the space of the season.

Thomas Vermaelen has been hotly tipped to come to Old Trafford and he would bring maturity and experience to a useful looking defence.

He probably won’t be the only addition to defence but, with him, Vidal in midfield and a rejuvenated Robin van Persie playing under his good friend Louis van Gaal, we imagine that the team will look really solid once again.

It is actually debatable whether Vermaelen would actually get a start in the strongest Manchester United eleven. The defenders have performed so well in pre-season that they might be given the nod ahead of the Belgian. But Vermaelen may well get into the best 11 in this formation thanks to his left footedness.

So, if Manchester United purchase Vidal and Vermaelen, we believe that the best team would look like this.

Manchester United fans: Let’s have your thoughts on this eleven.

Manchester United (3-5-2): De Gea, Vermaelen, Evans, Jones – Shaw, Herrera, Vidal, Mata, Valencia – Rooney, RvP



  1. akash

    Aug 2, 2014 at 9:30 am

    How can forget our rafael! V.gaal new system will benefit him more to attack

  2. jesse

    Aug 2, 2014 at 9:36 am

    2005: Juventus sign ARSENAL CAPTAIN
    Patrick Vieira.
    2006: Juventus MANAGER Fabio Capello
    2007: Barcelona sign ARSENAL CAPTAIN
    Thierry Henry.
    2008: Barcelona MANAGER Frank Rijkaard
    2011: Barcelona sign ARSENAL CAPTAIN
    Cesc Fabregas.
    2012: Barcelona MANAGER Pep Guardiola
    2012: Man Utd sign ARSENAL CAPTAIN
    Van Persie.
    2013: Man Utd MANAGER Ferguson retires.
    Louis Van Gaal, if you want to get sacked
    sign Thomas Vermaelen.

  3. Matthew N. Gravis

    Aug 2, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Hummels for Evans, and we’re golden. 🙂

  4. falceti

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    De Gea Vermaelen if not go to barcelona, humels, Jones – Shaw, Herrera, Vidal,Januzaj Mata,– Rooney, RvP

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Soccersweep is a site dedicated to the beautiful game. We may not always be right, but we aim to offer integrity and insight, reflecting on the modern game in all its glory, greed and grandeur.

92 Languages!


Copyright © 2016 Soccersweep. Soccersweep is based in Clapham South, London, UK.

To Top