Man United’s world class XI for next season featuring Pogba and more signings

first_img 5. Luke Shaw (left back) – Shaw missed the majority of last season with a broken leg, but is poised to return at the start of next season. Mourinho could throw the 20-year-old straight into action. 10. Anthony Martial (left attack) – It’s hard to believe Martial is just 20. The young striker radiates confidence and could firmly establish himself as one of Europe’s finest players under Mourinho. 11 11 8. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (right attack) – Mkhitaryan’s agent claims his client has his heart set on a move to Old Trafford. With 18 goals and 20 assists in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund last season, what an addition to the side he would be. 9. Wayne Rooney (attacking midfield) – The England captain’s recent performances for his country suggest his days of playing as a leading striker are behind him. A midfield role looks likely at Old Trafford next season. 11 11 4. Chris Smalling (centre back) – Smalling will be full of confidence after an excellent last season and could be a key player as United bid to return to the top four. 2. Matteo Darmian (right back) – It was a challenging first campaign for the Italian, but he’ll be out to cement a role at right back under Mourinho. 7. Paul Pogba (centre midfield) – Pogba is reportedly the statement signing Mourinho wants to make this summer. The France international would certainly liven up an ageing midfield and could feel he has unfinished business in Manchester. 11 6. Morgan Schneiderlin (centre midfield) – Van Gaal didn’t seem satisfied with Schneiderlin’s performances, much to the annoyance of the Old Trafford faithful. With Michael Carrick and Bastian Schweinsteiger in the latter stages of their career, Mourinho might be keen to focus his attention on the Frenchman. 11 11 11 Jose Mourinho will be a new face in the Old Trafford dugout when the Premier League kicks off on August 13.The Portuguese replaces Louis van Gaal and is hard at work addressing the Dutchman’s struggling squad.Reports suggest Mourinho will spend big this summer and wants a statement signing to shock his club’s rivals.So, talkSPORT has taken a look at who the former Chelsea manager is said to be eyeing and assembled a possible starting line up for next season.Check out the predicted Manchester United XI, featuring Eric Bailly and more possible summer signings, by viewing the slideshow above. 11 11. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (striker) – This deal isn’t wrapped up just yet, but now Sweden have exited Euro 2016, it could soon be announced. United are reportedly closing in on Ibrahimovic’s transfer and he’ll be guaranteed a starting role up top. 11 11 3. Eric Bailly (centre back) – Chris Smalling was outstanding for United last season, but Van Gaal struggled to secure a consistent partner for the England international. New signing Bailly could be the man to step up. 1. David De Gea (goalkeeper) – see the Red Devils’ full possible XI for next season by clicking the arrow above, right – The Spaniard looks to be staying put and is expected to be the no.1 next season, with Real Madrid reportedly no longer interested in luring the stopper to the Santiago Bernabeu. last_img read more

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