Premier League football 2012/13: Team guide - Manchester United

Your complete guide to the Red Devils' players, formation and chances in the new season

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Premier League football 2012/13: Team guide - Manchester United
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HOME GROUND: Old Trafford

MANAGER: Sir Alex Ferguson


LAST SEASON STATS

Premier League: 2nd

FA Cup: 4th Round

League Cup: 5th Round

Europe: Champions League Group Stage

Top scorer (all comps): Wayne Rooney, 29


SQUAD

KEEPERS

1 David De Gea

30 Sam Johnstone

34 Anders Lindegaard    

DEFENDERS

3 Patrice Evra

4 Phil Jones

5 Rio Ferdinand

6 Jonathan Evans

12 Chris Smalling

15 Nemanja Vidic

21 Rafael Da Silva

31 Scott Wootton

36 Marnick Vermijl

38 Michael Keane

39 Tom Thorpe

42 Tyler Blackett

MIDFIELDERS

7 Antonio Valencia

8 Anderson

11 Ryan Giggs       

16 Michael Carrick

22 Paul Scholes        

23 Tom Cleverley 

24 Darren Fletcher

37 Robbie Brady  

45 Davide Petrucci

46 Ryan Tunnicliffe

52 Larnell Cole

53 Jessie Lingard

FORWARDS

9 Dimitar Berbatov

10 Wayne Rooney

14 Javier Hernandez

17 Luis Nani

18 Ashley Young

19 Danny Welbeck

25 Nick Powell

26 Shinji Kagawa

27 Federico Macheda

33 Tiago Bebe

41 Joshua King

48 Will Keane


Rooney

STAR MAN: WAYNE ROONEY

Wazza hit 35 goals last season – if he plays well, United play well

ONE TO WATCH: SHINJI KAGAWA

The Japanese Messi can make defenders look like clowns

SUMMER TRANSFERS

In: Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund, £17m), Nick Powell (Crewe, £4m), Robin van Persie (£24m)

Out: Park Ji-Sung (QPR, £2m), Richie De Laet (Leicester, £1m), Matty James (Leicester, £1m) Paul Pogba (Juventus, TBC), Tomasz Kuszczak (Brighton, free), Michael Owen (released), Fabio (QPR, loan)

STRONGEST LINE-UP

[GK] De Gea

[RB] Rafael

[CB] Vidic

[CB] Ferdinand

[LB] Evra

[CM] Scholes

[CM] Carrick

[RM] Nani

[LM] Young

[AMF] Rooney

[CF] Van Persie 

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TOP THREE TWITTER STARS

1 WAYNE ROONEY - 4,755,637 followers

2 RIO FERDINAND - 3,187,033 followers

3 NANI - 1,403,869 followers


RATINGS

DEFENCE: 9

MIDFIELD: 8

ATTACK: 9 

OVERALL: 9


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