Man United vs Tottenham: Best XI including Mata and Rafael

Man United vs Tottenham: Best XI including Mata and Rafael

Here is a Manchester United team which we consider the best possible XI which Louis van Gaal can use against Tottenham:

David de Gea – “Hey I made it, I’m the world’s greatest.” R.Kelly didn’t write that song about De Gea but he may as well have.

Rafael da Silva – Fresh off a quality performance with the U21s, Rafael should definitely come back into the team.

Phil Jones – His partnership with Marcos Rojo has got real potential.

Marcos Rojo – United’s best defender and so long as he is passed fit to play, will be very important.

Luke Shaw – Daley Blind could also play here but Shaw’s pace and power in attack make him the more threatening opponent.

Ander Herrera – Might have been taken off against Arsenal but the Spaniard should be straight back into the starting XI.

Michael Carrick – This is when United need Carrick to step up as we’ve missed his calming possesion.

Ashley Young – Is Young fit? United fans are certainly hoping so. He’s been great.

Juan Mata – United’s new forgotten man should be in the XI if van Gaal has any sense.

Wayne Rooney – Captain by name, captain by nature. United’s lead man is attacking from the front at the moment.

James Wilson – It’s a toss up between James Wilson and Radamel Falcao but with the Colombian so drastically out of form, we think now is the time to give Wilson a Premier League start.

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Sam founded The Peoples Person back in 2011 after writing his university dissertation on The Munich Air Disaster. Since then, the website has been creating daily Man United content on everything from transfers and features to full match day coverage.