Having said all of that, there are some obvious omissions and some players that have been forced on to the bench for Manchester United. I'm sure you won't completely agree, and I would love to hear your feedback as to why certain players should start over others.
For me, there are a few players that spring to mind immediately.
Johnny Evans has been superb for United all season and is unlucky not to find a position in the Red Devils' back four as a result. Vidic's return does complicate the scenario, with Evans forced to give way for the United captain.
We've already discussed Rafael and Phil Jones at right back, but considering Rafael's poor form toward the latter part of the Premier League, this one is a little bit more understood.
The midfield is where it gets interesting for me with Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs both forced to the bench. I am sure they will start on multiple occasions throughout the year for the Red Devils, but with Young, Valencia, Carrick and Kagawa all deserving their positions, it's simply a matter of there being no room in the United engine room.
The same goes for Javier Hernandez, who will once again be hot on the heels of Danny Welbeck for the second striker position. Personally, I'd have taken Hernandez over Welbeck all throughout January, February and March, but with Welbeck finding some form again in April, he just beats out Hernandez for my liking.
The biggest one though is Nani—the Portuguese star wholeheartedly deserves a starting position, but there simply isn't room for him. You could play him with Rooney or ahead of Young, and I wouldn't at all be surprised if both of those came to fruition throughout the year, but for now he must be content with the bench.
It's tough, and it's the problem with only being able to field 11 players when you have the depth and talent that Manchester United has.
I'd love to know what you think—what would your United lineup look like with Shinji Kagawa, and how would you deal with the plethora of midfield options that the red Devils have?
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