DC: Chris Smalling
A key defender after some improved form this season, Chris Smalling should keep his place in the United starting lineup.
DC: Nicolas Otamendi
Alongside the England man, Valencia centre-back Nicolas Otamendi is now believed to be a top target for the club after Mats Hummels’ rejection, and he will cost £36.5m.
DM: Michael Carrick
A hugely important and experienced member of this team, Michael Carrick should remain in United’s starting lineup next season.
MC: Ander Herrera
An impressive signing from last summer, Ander Herrera is surely undroppable for van Gaal’s side now, playing as part of a midfield two in this 4-1-4-1 formation.
MC: Juan Mata
Alongside Herrera, fellow Spaniard Juan Mata has shown his worth this season and seems likely to continue in a central role next term.