Manchester United’s potential XI for 2015/16: including Real Madrid star and Memphis Depay


RM- Ashley Young

After enduring a few seasons of criticism, having failed to reach the standards he hit at Aston Villa, Young found some great form last year. He started the campaign as a wing-back, but seemed to earn the trust to be pushed further down the wing. His crossing was particularly impressive at times, which may see the responsibility of defending taken away from him so he can spend much more time giving opposition full-backs several problems.

CM- Michael Carrick

The experienced stalwart of the side seems to be adapting his game perfectly, despite the limitations of age creeping in. There seems to be a confidence in the side when the England international is playing, which allows the creative members of the side to do their thing without the pressures of wondering what will happen if they lose the ball up the pitch.

CM- Morgan Schneiderlin

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The Daily Express report that Manchester United have beaten Arsenal to the Southampton man’s signature. He seems the most likely player in the top flight to be able to replace Michael Carrick when he decides to call it a day. The 25-year-old boasts a similar passing ability, and is able to get stuck in without bringing an unnecessary physicality. He is also able to find the back of the net, although he will find opportunities harder to come by with United than he did with Ronald Koeman’s side, such is United’s quality going forward.

LM- Memphis Depay

The former PSV Eindhoven man was the first new face to arrive this summer, with his £25m deal completed long before the window actually opened (via The Telegraph), such was the demand for the player. He was the most exciting player in the Eredivisie last year, but will find life much more challenging in the Premier League. He possesses undeniable quality, however there still remains a question mark over the player, as he has yet to shine on the biggest stages.

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