21/22 Manchester United: Projecting the Strongest Possible First XI

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Manchester United made an absolute statement today- trouncing local rival Leeds United 5-1. Bruno Fernandes bagged a hat trick and Paul Pogba became the first United player of the Premier League era to register four assists in a single game.

Either one of the midfield maestros could have easily been man of the match as United cruised to victory, despite being without the services of key players. Let’s take a look at who manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer selected for his first XI.

And yes, take a clue MUFC social media manager- list them out by position, not number! Didn’t you get enough people telling you that last term?

While United had an opener that went about as well as one could ask, imagine what they might be this season, when everyone is fit, available for the full 90 and firing on all cylinders. What would that look like?

Here’s what we came up with

Manchester United Strongest Possible Starting XI in 2021-22

Cavani

Rashford   Fernandes    Sancho

Pogba      Fred

Shaw     Maguire    Varane      Wan-Bissaka

Henderson

After a long delay, Raphael Varane was officially announced today as the newest member of the squad. It’s safe to say that United are most likely done with their transfer business this summer. So the team above you- that is the one OGS will be going to war with in 2021-22.

Any objections United supporters? If so, who would swap in and for whom? Post in the comments section below.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “Transatlantic Passage: How the English Premier League Redefined Soccer in America” and “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports Illustrated and the  Chicago Tribune.

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Comments

  1. United need to sign Neves and Fabio Carvalho fulham

  2. Beverly Machokovha says

    I think the best XI is that for Southampton Henderson Luke show Maguire Varane Wan B Fred Mactomany Pobga Bruno Fenarndez Greenwood Sancho sub Cavani ,Degea. ,James. ,Matic , Linegard, Lindloaf. ,Amad , Van beek

  3. HONEST SIBANDA says

    RONALDO

    RASHFORD FERNANDES

    LUKE SHAW POGBA MCTOMINAY SANCHO

    MAGUIRE VARANE WAN BISSAKA

    DEGEA

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