Manchester United’s perfect 5-a-side team: Who’s in ours?

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United have got some great players in the squad but if you had to choose your best 5-a-side team, who would be in yours?

It sounds like an easy decision to make but when you look down the squad list, it’s actually quite difficult but we’ve got a great team. Take a look at see what you think:

David de Gea

Well, you’re going to need a goalkeeper aren’t you? The fact De Gea is comfortable with the ball at his feet really helps as well because on such a small pitch, everybody needs to be comfortable in possession.

Morgan Schneiderlin

The midfield enforcer. His job is simple – make sure United are always in possession. The Frenchman has a great engine, is powerful and strong in the tackle. On a small 5-a-side pitch, he’s the perfect player to make sure you are always in control.

Juan Mata

The technical wizard. Every 5-a-side team needs a bit of flair and Mata adds that to ours. The Spaniard won’t be winning the ball back but with no natural striker named in the squad, he’ll need to grab some goals and make sure the attack ticks over.

Ander Herrera

You can’t have Mata and not have Herrera can you? Plus, Ander is so comfortable in possession that it makes perfect sense to play him in midfield alongside Mata. It’s all about keeping the ball in 5-a-side because it’s such a tight pitch, plus Ander has got a few goals in him as well.

Anthony Martial

We’ve talked about possession more than Louis van Gaal would in a motivational speech, so instead of talking about keeping the ball, Martial is included to bring his electric pace.

In his first interview with MUTV, Martial labelled himself as rapid and that’s exactly why he’s in the team. Purpose of the play? Get it to Martial and let him run with it in the final third.

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What do you think of our 5-a-side team? Leave yours in the comments below!

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