5 Manchester United Players Who Could Win the World Cup

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5 Manchester United Players Who Could Win the World Cup
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The 2013-2014 couldn't end soon enough for Manchester United fans, after they saw their team fall from being champions to finishing seventh.

Before they can get too excited about next season, with new manager Louis van Gaal aiming to take the club back to the top, there's the small matter of the World Cup.

As it stands, United players are representing a whole host of nations in Brazil this summer: Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj will be going with Belgium; Antonio Valencia will be representing Ecuador; Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney will be playing for England, with Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley on standby; Patrice Evra is going with France; Shinji Kagawa with Japan; Javier Hernandez with Mexico; Robin Van Persie with Netherlands; Nani with Portugal; and Juan Mata and David de Gea with Spain.

But how did these countries get on in qualifying? Which teams will they be facing in their respective groups? And what are their chances of winning the World Cup? Here are the United players who are more likely than others to be lifting the trophy in a few weeks time.

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