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Which Manchester United Players Are World Class?

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Paul Pogba in action against Chelsea, 2019.

Paul Pogba in action against Chelsea, 2019.

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba undoubtedly remains Manchester United's most talented player, with his on-pitch exploits regularly earning him the admiration from the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid. The World Cup winner has been at Manchester United since 2016, having rejoined the club from Juventus after a spell in the youth team under Sir Alex Ferguson, with plenty of memorable performances showcasing why he was the world's most expensive player at the time of his arrival.

Pogba remains a polarising figure at Old Trafford, however, with some claiming that his wild inconsistency is a big reason why United have faltered in recent times, whereas others claim that the expectations and agendas against Pogba are nearly impossible to rise to.

Whichever side of the argument you sit on, there's very few that would argue against the ability being there. Whilst he undoubtedly infuriates them at times, there isn't a United fan in the world that would enjoy living in a world where they can't point to having Paul Pogba in their team.

De Gea celebrates the win against Tottenham, 2018.

De Gea celebrates the win against Tottenham, 2018.

David De Gea

Though his superhero form of 2014–2016 may seem like a while ago, particularly given the shaky form the Spaniard endured during the past year, the football world shouldn't forget the ability David De Gea truly possesses.

Winning games almost singlehandedly at times like a world-class centre forward, there isn't a United fan in the land that would wish to have someone in their goal that isn't David De Gea.

Having been courted for years by Real Madrid, it looks like De Gea's future at Old Trafford has finally been secured for the long term under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. If the Spanish goalkeeper can rekindle his confidence, he is almost certainly going to find himself at the top of the goalkeeping pecking order.

Anthony Martial against Crystal Palace, 2019.

Anthony Martial against Crystal Palace, 2019.

Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial is seriously, seriously talented. Manchester United possesses a player with so much natural ability that his true potential could be amongst the very best in the game. At only 23, it's surprising to see just how much experience Martial has already racked, having made nearly two hundred appearances for the club and winning an FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League so far.

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Martial is blessed with searing pace and a cool eye in front of goal, and the curtain has been raised for him to really step up, become a legend in Manchester and establish himself as one of the leading lights in the Premier League.

Getting the best out of Anthony Martial was something that both Louis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho found difficult during the time in the dugout, but it's clear that Anthony Martial is going to be one of Solskjaer's main men, which could do the Frenchman wonders.

Axel Tuanzebe against Rochdale, 2019.

Axel Tuanzebe against Rochdale, 2019.

Axel Tuanzebe

Touted as a future great by the Manchester United faithful ever since his debut under Jose Mourinho in the 2016/17 season, Tuanzebe's rise to the top feels like it's been a long time in the making. An impressive loan spell with Aston Villa during the 2018/19 season had United fans drooling at the mouth, with the youngster's pace, power and positioning winning him plenty of plaudits.

Tuanzebe's form coincided with the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is both a fan of Tuanzebe and giving younger players a chance at the highest level, and the young defender has already been given the captain's armband against Rochdale this season.

With a player as raw and talented as Tuanzebe, it's clear that the sky's the limit at this point. Getting the best out of the young players in his squad has to be Solskjaer's top priority, because getting the best out of them will mean success on the pitch takes care of itself.

Mason Greenwood against Rochdale, 2019.

Mason Greenwood against Rochdale, 2019.

Mason Greenwood

Mason Greenwood is the most talented individual currently at Manchester United by far, and the next few months and years for him are going to be seriously interesting to watch.

The youngster was given his chance by Solskjaer during the 2018/19 season and immediately impressed with his speed, vision and clinical finishing. Already this season, Greenwood has impressed. Alongside the likes of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, he has helped United step it up at crucial points and already has two winning goals against Rochdale and Astana to his name.

What is most impressive about Mason Greenwood is his ability to remain calm under pressure and perform admirably well under pressure. The level of maturity to his play is absolutely staggering, and it's no wonder that he's already been touted as a replacement for the likes of Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford in the side.


SG BEROGI on September 18, 2020:


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