Midfield – De Bruyne, Rodri, Eriksen
Although Casemiro has an enviable trophy cabinet and is in his element anchoring the midfield, Rodri has consistently performed at an extremely high level in the Premier League for more than three seasons. The Spaniard seems to get better and better, while he’s at his best when flanked by two attack-minded maestros.
Kevin De Bruyne’s inclusion will spark no debate with the Belgian comfortably one of the best players in the Premier League. The metronomic Christian Eriksen, who is already such an influential figure at Old Trafford, completes the trio with another Ten Hag stalwart in Bruno Fernandes just falling short.