MANCHESTER UNITED have had a mega summer of spending which was capped off by the stunning re-signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
It now means their squad is arguably the “strongest it’s ever been,” with 28 international players now on their books.
According to fan page The People’s Person, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can almost field two complete XIs of full international stars with strength in depth that could rival neighbours City.
The strongest XI would be spearheaded by Ronaldo who re-joined the club for £24million on deadline day.
He is joined in the ranks by midfield talisman Bruno Fernandes – who finished last season with a whopping 28 goals across all competitions.
Other new signings Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane proved pivotal for their international sides, both appearing at Euro 2020.
And despite their array of foreign exports, United also boast a healthy home grown quota of English talent with the likes of Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford all featuring the Three Lions
The only first-team star not playing internationally is Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has played for both DR Congo and England at under-20 and under-21 levels, respectively. There are suggestions he could switch allegiances back to Congo amid tough competition at right back in Gareth Southgate’s side.
As argued by fan writer Red Billy, a ‘second string’ XI would also make for an impressive outfit.
Dean Henderson is the least experienced internationally, with one England cap, while back up right-back Diogo Dalot made his full debut for Portugal in Euro 2020, where he played twice.
At the other extreme, 34-year-old Edinson Cavani boasts 123 caps for Uruguay while the likes of Victor Lindelof has 46 caps for Sweden respectively.
Elsewhere, there are four more full internationals that have either played or used to play for their nations including Hannibal Mejbri, Amad Diallo, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata.
Mata is the most internationally decorated in the squad, having won a World Cup and a European Championship with La Roja.
More forgettably, the roster also includes long serving centre-half Phil Jones and third choice keeper Tom Heaten who have both appeared for the national team in the past.
The full squad are expected to assemble for the first time this week, ahead of their home game against Newcastle on Saturday at 3pm.
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