There will be 8 players representing Manchester United at this summer’s World Cup in
Had a rough season at Old Trafford as his loss of form at the start and end of the season played a role in United losing the title. Carrick was a shadow of his former self and there was more than a little surprise when he was named to the World Cup squad. When at his best he can control a midfield and provide
Verdict: Carrick won’t see much action at the World Cup unless we see a massive reversal of fortunes. His form is not good at the moment so don’t expect to see much of Michael with Gerrard, Lampard, and Milner, among others, getting minutes ahead of the United man.
Verdict: I think Wazza will start slowly but his tournament will gain momentum as time goes on. Look for a golden boot performance from
You know how I know Patrice Evra is good? I watch him eve
Verdict: Will be the best left back in the tournament. How far does that take
Last year he was our player of the season so there was no where to go but down. And he did have a somewhat down season by his own high standards. One of the best defenders in the world though and his partnership at International level with Aleksander Lukovic is a formidable one. They rarely concede in qualifying but have come unstuck once they reach the tournament proper. They are in a VERY tough group and will have to deal with the likes of Cahill, Klose and Asamoah.
Verdict: It seems to me the teams in
Has failed to make a mark at United but has been good out on loan for
Verdict: Will see some playing time but his impact will be limited. Good learning experience for the kid though. Not sure his future is at Old Trafford but if he has a decent World Cup he might be able to come back to
Luis Nani is fresh off of a break out season at Old Trafford. Well really more like a break out last half of the season after Fergie restored the Portuguese in December a new Nani was unleashed on the Premier League.
Verdict: Nani could be one of the breakout stars of this years World Cup. That’s if his manager figures out how to best utilize him in the same squad with Ronaldo. It doesn’t look great at this point.
In an amazing role reversal from his United career Park is the star man for the Koreans. He is also the ultimate advertisement for their squad. Eve
Verdict: He has a chance to lead his team out of their group with a little luck and that trademark work rate. Won’t ever set the world on fire but I expect strong performances from the little Korean in
They talk about him as a once in a generation talent for
So those are the United players in