Updated on September 23rd, 2021 at 09:55 pm
Manchester United’s most powerful XI with Cristiano Ronaldo
Below we test United’s ability pleasant XI for 2021/22, earlier than digging into the a ridiculously sturdy ‘second-preference XI’.
The defence in large part alternatives itself with Raphael Varane partnering Harry Maguire.
David de Gea has earned the primary jersey proper now and is chosen in goal.
Marcus Rashford is protected after a sturdy output throughout the beyond seasons, scoring forty three dreams combined.
This pushes Paul Pogba right into a deeper midfield role, with Fred losing out.
Cristiano Ronaldo leads the road with Mason Greenwood at the proper. Jadon Sancho can be capable of pressure his manner in on both side – however proper now he has to show himself first.
Serious strength in depth
Sancho slots in on the right-wing below as part of a front three with Edinson Cavani leading the line and Anthony Martial on the left
This is a dangerous trio, stronger than many first choice front threes United have lined up with over the past few years.
In midfield Jesse Lingard takes Bruno Fernandes’ spot, supported by Fred and Donny van de Beek.
United have options in defence too, with Alex Telles, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof and Diogo Dalot, with Dean Henderson in goal.
Who is left over for a third choice XI?
United still have an array of talented players not part of the first choice XI.
With the addition of a handful of talented academy players, we have been able to put together a third choice XI.
With full-backs Brandon Williams and Ethan Laird out on loan, along with Axel Tuanzebe, and midfielder James Garner, we have had to shift formation around and promote under-23s talent Charlie Savage.
But there are a host of players with first team experience including Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata, Phil Jones, Amad, Shola Shoretire and Anthony Elanga, plus goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
United can no longer complain of a lack of strength in depth, perhaps only in midfield. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will do well to keep everybody happy.