Date: 9th June 2011 at 2:57pm
Written by:
Chris Smalling

Will the former Fulham man be at Old Trafford in nine years time?

 With the arrival of Phil Jones at Old Trafford, it looks as though United look set for the next decade with a nucleus of strong players.

While it may be a few years before we see Jones and some of the other younger players become members of the first team, based on the current squad, speculation and some of the teenagers seemingly destined to make an impact he’s how I think the starting XI may look at the start of the 2020/21 season- I’ll probably be wrong of course but we can always check nine years from now.

The ages they’ll be are in brackets feel free to comment suggest or abuse below.

David De Gea (28)

Rafael Da Silva (30) Chris Smalling (30) Phil Jones (28)  Fabio Da Silva (30)

Raphael Varane (27)

Ryan Tunnicliffe (27) (c)         Paul Pogba (26)

Ravel Morrison (26)                                                Juan Manuel Iturbe (27)

Chicharito (32)


30 responses to “Could This Be The Manchester United Starting XI For 2020?”

  1. Republikofreplicas says:

    John Cofie ….

  2. Jon says:

    I am 100% sure that not more than 5 of those players will remain in the team. Fergie’s fledgings were exceptional and none of those players are the same calibre of Giggs, Scholes, Becks, Butt and the Nevilles. United are bound to buy and sell players from now till then. Go take a look at the 1991/92 squad.

  3. wale says:

    It will be a nucleus of generation X.

  4. RedScot says:

    Absolute fantasy, how very dare you plan forward like this and not have a place for Ryan Giggs.I am beginning to think this site is just for nutters!Its an outrage and a heinous crime, against Manchester United.
    Yours Faithfully.
    Mr Phil McCrakin.

    • ridwan7 says:

      Quite rightly agree, he will only be at the tender age of 45. HOW can u possibly leave hime out?!

      • RedScot says:

        Its a disgrace I am glad you agree and the ommission of Larnell Cole and Will Keane, one wonders what Justin was thinking about.
        He has his own formations planned.I have mine, they are fuelled with cider and fun.lmao

  5. DavidYB says:

    Certainly, if we stuck with what we have now plus a couple new faces that would be the line up, however, I imagine that we will sign the odd big name over the next few years. Exactly who that will be, only time will tell.

    -David Yaffe-Bellany

  6. ridwan7 says:

    Is it just me or would it not look better if varane and phil jones swapped places… or we had rodwell in place of varane?
    Will keane, welbeck, macheda(maybe) ??
    and i think ur missing out Van Velzen. Dutch player. brilliant on his left foot.

  7. RedScot says:

    @Ridwan7…Good on you mate.Enjoy your night.
    Spot on about Tom Cleverley a must for the future with steady progress as we have seen to date.
    Kiko could make it, if he gets his head around what it means to be a United player.Application and I have not cracked it yet.No big shots at Manchester United.Listen learn and absorb from your peers.My motto sort of! lol.

  8. Tonka Norris says:

    Too high an average age. Quality players but we need the mix of old and young.

    I doubt the Pea will be the striker of choice then; hope I’m wrong but his style of play doesn’t age so well. A great impact sub perhaps.

  9. Ridwan7 says:

    @Tonka Norris
    Too right. If hernandez is even half as fast at 33 as he is now hed be brilliant :p

    Macheda really needs to pull his socks up. His loan to sampdoria is regarded as a failure however ive been watching and hes been getting into great positions. Needs the confidence of playing regularly. maybe in the premier league.
    my best bet would be to send him to everton, they need a goalscorer and moyes is brilliant as a nurturer (i hope i spelt that right :P)

    on a seperate