Which Reds make up Donny’s perfect player?

Friday 11 August 2023 07:00

Donny van de Beek has created his perfect Manchester United player by picking nine attributes from his team-mates at Old Trafford.

Erik ten Hag’s squad is full of talent, so our challenge possessed several tricky decisions for van be Beek when picking one player for each attribute.

The Dutch midfielder has nine categories to choose from, including pace, passing and mentality. Find out who Donny opted for…

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Since his arrival in January 2019, our Portuguese magnifico has showcased his ability to consistently create and score goals. Impressively, Bruno clocked up 27 goal involvements in 59 appearances last season.

Donny says: “It depends which kind of shot you mean, but I think Bruno is a great finisher, with an amazing shot.”


The England international is set to embark on his 10th season as a Red and he is regarded as a reliable member of our backline, while offering an attacking threat up the left flank.

Donny says: “Luke Shaw, I think he has a really good left foot.”

According to the Premier League, Rashford was United’s fastest player in England’s top flight last season, hitting a top speed of 35.95 km/h. 

Donny says: “It’s a good question, but I think in our squad it is Marcus Rashford.”


Rashford’s finishing prowess was on full display in 2022/23 as our no.10 managed a season-best tally of 30 strikes. Can he hit a similar this season? The homegrown hero is confident he can. 

Donny says: “In this team now, I think Marcus Rashford.”
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During the Brazilian’s debut season at United, he scored an impressive seven goals, with three of those coming via his head, including the opener in our Carabao Cup triumph at Wembley. 

Donny says: “I think Casemiro has scored the most goals with the head, so yeah, Casemiro.”


United’s no.14 registered 10 assists in all competitions last season, with Bruno Fernandes the only Red ahead of him on 13 assists.

Donny says: “Christian Eriksen, he’s a great player. I know when he was at Ajax, he did a great job and after in his career, all the clubs he’s played for he did well.”

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Wan-Bissaka established himself as a key player under Ten Hag in the latter part of last season, playing a vital role in securing silverware and a top-four league finish.

Donny says: “I think Aaron Wan-Bissaka, he has an amazing tackle. He does it perfectly, it’s really hard to leave the ball away from him, he’s really good.”


Sancho and Antony’s tricks have been on full display in pre-season, with the duo looking sharp ahead of Monday’s Premier League opener with Wolves. 

Donny says: “Skilful, I think Jadon or Antony. In general Jadon has a lot of skills!”

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Licha and Casemiro have become firm fan favourites since joining United last summer, with the duo’s physical style of play and leadership qualities impressing the Old Trafford faithful.

Donny says: “We have a lot, it’s really hard to say one, but I like Lisandro Martinez or Casemiro. They are really strong."