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Man United’s best 11 from FIFA 20 ratings

Man United used to be the best team in the world, to use on FIFA. I’m talking the days they had Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez as their striking options.

If you compare their squad to Liverpool and Man City, it’s frightening how far they’ve fallen behind.

Anyway, FIFA is just a game – you might have a chance of beating the best, you’ll have to be a good player though.

Let’s look at United’s strongest 11 from the new FIFA ratings…

In goal, of course, is David De Gea. The Spaniard hasn’t enjoyed his best run of form since the 2018 World Cup, however, FIFA still rates him at 89, one of the highest-rated goalkeepers in the world.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw occupy both full-backs spots, as they are in real life in the opening part of the season. Harry Maguire is rated just 82, I was expecting him to be a little higher, although his individual defending stats are pretty strong. Victor Lindelof is United’s second-highest-rated central defender, at 81.

Next transfer window priorty

Surely a priority in the next transfer window is to find a long-term partner for Maguire. Lindelof will never be good enough to lead a Man United back four, in my opinion.

Onto the midfield. Paul Pogba is unsurprisingly the star man, with a rating of 88. Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata also make the midfield three, controversially I’d imagine. Nemanja Matic is rated considerably higher than Scott McTominay, certainly debatable if your going off their performances over the past couple of years.

United only actually have four forwards in-game, as Daniel James is listed as a midfielder. Marcus Rashford would lead the line, a good card which 92 pace, while Anthony Martial would play left-wing, also generous stats with 89 pace and 85 dribbling.

Although James has been occupying the other wing, for the purposes of the article, Mason Greenwood would fill the right-wing position.

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