Here's the potential Manchester United side for next season based on current players and possible signings.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal couldn’t have hoped for a better start to his pre-season campaign.
United thumped LA Galaxy 7-0 in their first friendly and the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has reiterated the club’s financial strength in the transfer market.
We’ve attempted to name Manchester United’s team for the new season.
GK – David De Gea
De Gea is one of the only players who can look back on last season and hold his head up in relation to his performances.
RWB – Antonio Valencia
Valencia is good enough to play as both a right-back and a right winger. His pace will be crucial on the counter attack.
CB – Phil Jones
Jones is versatile enough to tuck in centrally and sweep out on the right when Valencia is out of position.
CB – Thomas Vermaelen
There’s still a good chance Vermaelen could join the club once Arsene Wenger signs a replacement.
CB – Jonny Evans
Evans has all the tools needed to be United’s standout defender next season. He has the ability to control the left hand side of defence.
LWB – Luke Shaw
United made a bold statement when they invested big in Shaw and LvG is likely to install him at left wing-back throughout the season.
DM – Daley Blind
Blind would be a great signing for United because he can protect the defence and also cover at left-back.
CM – Ander Herrera
Herrera was superb against LA Galaxy and looks similar to Paul Scholes in terms of his playing style.
AM – Juan Mata
Mata can control possession well at the top of the midfield in behind the main strikers.
CS – Wayne Rooney
Rooney will most likely be the striker who drifts around, drops off and generally goes to where he’s needed if the midfield is under pressure.
ST – Robin van Persie
RvP will play right at the very top of the attack looking to press the opposition defence back and create room for others.
Who do you want to see starting for United next season?