Midfield: Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes
Fortunately for United, Casemiro and Christian Eriksen both came through the World Cup without picking up any serious issues.
Casemiro performed well for Brazil but was unable to prevent his country crashing out in the quarter-finals to Croatia, with manager Tite then leaving his post in the aftermath.
And Eriksen couldn’t guide Denmark out of the group stages, despite the European side being considered as dark horses by many prior to the tournament commencing.
Bruno Fernandes dazzled for Portugal in Qatar, emerging as Fernando Santos’ talisman ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.
He’ll be hoping to carry on his fine form when he returns to action for United, having earned Ten Hag’s trust during the Dutchman’s spell in the dugout so far.