Thursday 27 October 2016

Is this how Manchester United will line up next season if Seamus Coleman signs?

Published 30/06/2015 | 19:09

Ireland right-full Seamus Coleman has been strongly linked to Manchester United. Should the Donegal man join the Old Trafford club, is this how Louis van Gaal's men will line out in their first league game against Tottenham in August?

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Hugo Lloris

The Tottenham goalkeeper is likely to be near the top of Manchester United's wish-list should they lose David de Gea to Real Madrid.

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Seamus Coleman

United are interested in the Everton right-back, having missed out on Dani Alves at Barcelona, and while the Merseyside club will try and resist their advances, the player himself would surely be tempted.

Sergio Ramos

United are definitely interested in the Real Madrid defender, having now tabled two bids for his services, and while the possibility remains that Ramos' preferred option is to remain at the Bernabeu, nobody would dispute that he would be a top-class signing.


Marcos Rojo

The Argentine has been one of the (relatively few) signings from last summer to have proved a success. Would be likely to retain his place in Van Gaal's new-look line-up.

Daley Blind

The Dutch defender has carved out a niche for himself at left-back, with Luke Shaw having struggled to establish himself. Dependable and versatile.

Ashley Young

Reinvented under Van Gaal's management, the days of Young sending cross after cross into the Stretford End and collapsing theatrically to the turf are over. A real threat down the flanks, and far more diligent in defence than he used to be.

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Michael Carrick

The cornerstone of the better moments in United's season: when he doesn't play, they struggle - it's that simple. Indispensable.

Morgan Schneiderlin

United are in contention to sign the French international from Southampton, although they will have to fend off rival interest from Arsenal to add him to their midfield options. Would add energy, poise and goals to an occasionally static midfield.

Memphis Depay

The Dutch attacker could play in a variety of positions, but a role on the left, from where he likes to cut in on his right foot, seems to make most sense now that Gareth Bale appears to be remaining at Real Madrid for at least one more season.

Karim Benzema

The Real Madrid striker is highly coveted across the continent, and while there is no gurantee he will be allowed to leave the Bernabeu, United have been extensively linked with him for months.


Wayne Rooney

Little chance of Rooney not being part of Van Gaal's first-choice XI. He is a link to the 'old' United, valued as much for his character and attitude as his skill.

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