Manchester United v Liverpool: Who makes the combined 11?
Published 17/03/2016 | 11:36
Louis van Gaal and Jurgen Klopp go head to head for a second time in a week in tonight's Europa League decider at Old Trafford. But who would get into a composite team drawn from the available players on each side? Alan Smith passes judgement...
David de Gea
No contest here. One of the world's best goalkeepers easily beats Simon Mignolet.
Has gradually improved over his first season at Liverpool. More consistent than Matteo Darmian
Enjoying a fine campaign, easily his best at Old Trafford.
A controversial choice perhaps but none of Liverpool's centre-halves can match his game intelligence.
Has struggled with injury but the Argentine is a much more reliable figure than Alberto Moreno.
Still the best United have in that holding position.
Just pips Morgan Schneiderlin for his extra dynamism and leadership qualities.
Playing superbly just now having responded to Jurgen Klopp's arrival.
Edges out Juan Mata and teammate Roberto Firmino for the number 10 role.
United's biggest attacking threat by quite some distance, the Frenchman has everything you want from a striker.
Played too few games and not all of them well but the sheer talent of this forward makes exclusion impossible.