Manchester United to make its presence felt at the World Cup
The most loved football club in the world, Manchester United could field as many as 21 players from its squad in Russia. Even though Manchester United players have regularly featured in the World Cup in the past editions, they haven’t been as successful as Real Madrid in lifting the coveted trophy.
However, this time things might change. The most famous of them all is the invincible goalkeeper, David de Gea. Spain will depend on him to repeat the 2010 World Cup heroics. Joining him would be Juan Mata and Ander Herrera.
Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo will guide the Argentinian team this time around. They would be looking to ease a bit of pressure from captain Lionel Messi.
Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial might not have gotten much game time at Old Trafford of late. But France would rely heavily on both of them in the midfield.
Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford are the options available to the England side. Even though most critics have already assumed a group exit for them, these 6 players may have other plans in mind.
Andreas Pereira would be hoping to make the Brazilian squad this summer. He is presently on loan to Valencia. A good performance in Russia might see him making the squad next season.
Manager Jose Mourinho has already taking steps to ensure his players find a place in the starting XI. Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly was dropped from the squad last month because his nation hadn’t qualified for the World Cup. The other players who were in contention were instead given a chance.