Barcelona XI with triple raid on Manchester United: Fitting Wayne Rooney in alongside Lionel Messi and co.

A look at how Barcelona could line up if they signed Wayne Rooney from Manchester United, plus two of his team-mates, with an experimental 3-3-1-3 formation needed to make it work.

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With the Daily Mirror claiming the Catalan giants are chasing these players, here’s an attempt to fit them in in Luis Enrique’s starting XI…

GK: Claudio Bravo

Continuing as first choice goalkeeper after an excellent first season with Barcelona, Chilean shot-stopper Claudio Bravo keeps his place in the team.

DC: Gerard Pique

On the right-hand side of a back three, it’s a slighty new role for Gerard Pique, who should be able to adapt well enough with his all-round ability.

DC: Javier Mascherano

Deployed as a centre-back but also capable of playing a sweeper role in front of the defence, Javier Mascherano remains a key part of the lineup.

DC: Jeremy Mathieu

On the left of the three centre-backs, Jeremy Mathieu remains part of the side after a strong first season at the Nou Camp.

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