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Last season, Anderson's partnership with Tom Cleverley in the center of midfield was hailed as the solution to United's problem replacing Paul Scholes. It was at the heart of United's great start last season.
The Brazilian has been at the center of rumors linking him with a move away from the club, but I think he deserves a little more time (Yahoo! Sports). Just like he showed last season, when given a run of games, he starts to deliver on his promise.
CM: Paul Scholes
Wigan Athletic will definitely defend deep at some point, so who better to create the incisive passes to break them down?
Fans, of course, will be worried that there still seems to be a dependence on Paul Scholes to control matches for United. His second-half cameo against Southampton after coming on as a substitute attests to that, leading to Robin van Persie naming him man of the match.
Rumors of a move away from United for Nani to Zenit St. Petersburg have been bandied around this week (Mirror Football). Now, they may well be true, but Nani is still a United player and, in the absence of Ashley Young, he is the club's next best pick at left-wing.
RM: Antonio Valencia
It is not only Sir Alex Ferguson that feels that Antonio Valencia deserves to be in the No. 7 jersey, his fellow teammate, Ashley Young, says Antonio Valencia is "very professional" and "a great human being" (Mirror Football).
"Last season he had everything," said Young, who is sidelined with a knee injury. "He attacks, he defends, he can shoot, he can cross, he can pass - he has it all."
"That's why he scooped up everything at the end-of-season awards. It's why the players voted for him and it's why the fans voted for him."
"He's fantastic to play with. Antonio, like every other player, knows how to look after himself as well. He knows what to eat, what to drink and he works closely with our fitness coaches."
AM/C: Tom Cleverley
Over recent weeks, Tom Cleverley's performances for both England and Manchester United have garnered rave reviews from his manager, fans and pundits. England manager Roy Hodgson recently compared him to Cesc Fabregas, and his praise has translated into caps for the player.
The England international has been a big part of United's matches this season, and he should start against Wigan Athletic.