Know your Manchester United first team.

The Red Devils are loved the world over and fans religiously follow every single game of their beloved club. Indian Man U fans are in for a treat as the Red Devils will be in India for the third time. This time they head to Kolkata on December 11 and a sea of red as well as chants of "Glory, Glory, Man United" are sure to resonate around the stadium. Sportswizz gives you a quick handy guide to brush up your knowledge on the entire 2016 Manchester United first team

DAVID DE GEA

David De Gea made history in May 2016 as the first Manchester United player to win the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year awards thrice consecutively. It was an unprecedented honour for the goalkeeper and it cemented his status as a fan-favourite at Old Trafford
Born:
November 7, 1990
Birthplace:
Madrid, Spain
Position:
Goalkeeper
Joined United:
1 July 2011
Joined from:
Atletico Madrid
International: Spain
United Debut:
7th August 2011 vs Manchester City
Appearances:
244
Goals scored:
0


PAUL POGBA

A well-known face at Manchester United is Paul Pogba, having learned his trade at the club he shone at Juventus before returning to Manchester United as a world-class midfielder
Born: March 15, 1993
Birthplace: Lagny-sur-Marne
Position:
Midfielder
Joined United:
8 August 2016
Joined from:
Juventus
International: France
United Debut:
20th September 2011 vs Leeds
Appearances:
25
Goals scored:
4

JUAN MATA

Juan Mata exudes class, intelligence and panache - and not just with a ball at his feet, he plays as a central attacking midfielder at Manchester United but can also play on the wing
Born: April 28, 1988
Birthplace:
Burgos, Argentina
Position:
Attacking midfielder
Joined United:
25 January 2014
Joined from:
Chelsea
International:
Spain
United Debut:
28th January 2014 vs Cardiff City
Appearances:
122
Goals scored:
31

MEMPHIS DEPAY

Memphis Depay is an exciting talent who can surprise you with his unpredictability. With plenty of talent at his disposal he looks like a player who could be a star for Man U
Born:
February 13, 1994
Birthplace:
Moordrecht, Netherlands
Position:
Winger
Joined United:
12 June 2015
Joined from:
PSV Eindhoven
International:
Netherlands
United Debut:
8th August 2015 vs Tottenham
Appearances:
53
Goals scored:
7

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC

A strong willed, prolificstriker with extraordinary skill, Zlatan is a footballer who loves to speak his mind off the field as well. One of football’s most charismatic players has made it to Man U towards the end of his career
Born: October 3, 1981
Birthplace:
Malmo, Sweden
Position:
Striker
Joined United:
1 July 2016
Joined from:
Free agent
International:
Sweden (retired)
United Debut:
7th August 2016 vs Leicester City
Appearances:
21
Goals scored:
12

WAYNE ROONEY

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is one of four players to score 200 or more goals for the club, which places him in an elite club alongside fellow Reds legends Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Jack Rowley
Born: October 24, 1985
Birthplace:
Croxteth, Liverpool
Position:
Striker
Joined United:
31 August 2004
Joined from:
Everton
International:
England
United Debut:
28th September 2004 vs Fenerbahce
Appearances:
539
Goals scored:
248

ANTHONY MARTIAL

Martial is a highly rated forward who is often compared to fellow country man and premier league legend Thierry Henry. A young player with plenty of energy he is crucial to the Man U line-up
Born:
December 5, 1995
Birthplace:
Massy, France
Position:
Striker
Joined United:
1 September 2015
Joined from:
AS Monaco
International:
France
United Debut:
12th September 2015 vs Liverpool
Appearances:
64
Goals scored:
21

CHRIS SMALLING

A centre-back with pace, power and intelligence, Chris Smalling has emerged as an integral part of the Reds' defensive set-up filling the void left by Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic
Born:
November 22, 1989
Birthplace:
Greenwich, London
Position:
Defender
Joined United:
7 July 2010
Joined from:
Fulham
International:
England
United Debut:
8th August 2010 vs Chelsea
Appearances:
218
Goals scored:
12

JESSE LINGARD

Jesse Lingard has been part of the Manchester United youth set up and had to work his way up to make an impression in the first team, but his patience paid huge dividends
Born: December 15, 1992
Birthplace:
Warrington, Cheshire
Position:
Midfielder
Joined United:
1 July 2009
Joined from:
United Academy
International:
England U-21
United Debut:
16th August 2014 vs Swansea
Appearances:
53
Goals scored:
9

MICHAEL CARRICK

Michael Carrick has been a VITAL cog in the Manchester United machinery since joining from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006. The current vice-captain is a fulcrum of the Reds' engine room
Born: July 28, 1981
Birthplace:
Wallsend, North Shields
Position:
Midfielder
Joined United: 3
1 July 2006
Joined from:
Tottenham Hotspur
International:
England
United Debut:
23th August 2006 vs Charlton
Appearances:
431
Goals scored:
24

DALEY BLIND

Daley Blind arrived at Old Trafford in 2014 following his rise to the top of Dutch football that was a story of patience and perseverance both on and off the field
Born: March 9, 1990
Birthplace:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Position:
Defender
Joined United:
1 September 2014
Joined from:
Ajax
International:
Netherlands
United Debut:
14th September 2014 vs QPR
Appearances:
101
Goals scored:
4

ASHLEY YOUNG

Ashley Young has been a intimidating attacking weapon for Manchester United since his arrival from Aston Villa in 2011
Born: July 9, 1985
Birthplace:
Stevenage, Herts
Position:
Winger
Joined United:
1 July 2011
Joined from:
Aston Villa
International:
England
United Debut:
7th August 2011 vs Manchester City
Appearances:
148
Goals scored:
14

MARCUS RASHFORD

Renowned for his pace and skill, Rashford is another product from the United youth academy and he made impressive strides to make it to the first team
Born: October 31, 1997
Birthplace:
Manchester
Position:
Striker
Joined United:
1 July 2014
Joined from:
United Academy
International:
England
United Debut:
25th February 2016 vs Midtjylland
Appearances:
37
Goals scored:
12

PHIL JONES

Phil Jones is a versatile defender and remains one of the main stays of the Manchester United team, he did miss a major portion of the 2015/2016 due to injury
Born:
February 21, 1992
Birthplace:
Preston, Lancashire
Position:
Defender
Joined United:
1 June 2011
Joined from:
Blackburn Rovers
International:
England
United Debut:
7th August 2011 vs Manchester City
Appearances:
147
Goals scored:
5

MARCOS ROJO

Marcos Rojo is an aggressive, accomplished defender with a tough-tackling style that is proving popular among fans at Old Trafford
Born:
March 20, 1990
Birthplace:
La Plate, Argentina
Position:
Defender
Joined United:
20 August 2014
Joined from:
Sporting Lisbon
International:
Argentina
United Debut:
14th September 2014 vs QPR
Appearances:
68
Goals scored:
1

SERGIO ROMERO

Sergio Romero joined Manchester United as a free agent in the summer of 2015 and enjoyed an impressive maiden campaign, keeping six clean sheets in 10 appearances
Born:
February 21, 1987
Birthplace:
Bernardo de Irigoyen, Argentina
Position:
Goalkeeper
Joined United:
27 July 2015
Joined from:
Free Agent
International:
Argentina
United Debut:
8th August 2015 vs Tottenham
Appearances:
13
Goals scored:
0

 ANDER HERRERA

Ander Herrera joined Manchester United in June 2014 to become the first new arrival of Louis van Gaal's time at the club
Born: August 14, 1989
Birthplace:
Bilboa, Spain
Position:
Midfielder
Joined United:
26 June 2014
Joined from:
Athletic Bilbao
International:
-
United Debut:
16th August 2014 vs Swansea
Appearances: 89
Goals scored:
14

LUKE SHAW

One of the most exciting prospects in English football Luke Shaw joined Manchester United in June 2014, since then he has been a regular fixture in the squad
Born: July 12, 1995
Birthplace:
Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey
Position:
Defender
Joined United:
27 June 2014
Joined from:
Southampton
International:
England
United Debut:
27th September 2014 vs West Ham
Appearances: 41
Goals scored:
0

ANTONIO VALENCIA

Armed with speed, power and dizzying trickery, Antonio Valencia has proven himself as a reliabe solid performer for United since his arrival from Wigan in 2009
Born: August 4, 1985
Birthplace:
Nueva Loja, Ecuador
Position:
Winger
Joined United:
30 June 2009
Joined from:
Wigan Athletic
International:
-
United Debut:
9th August 2009 vs Chelsea
Appearances: 264
Goals scored:
21

BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER

One of the best midfielders in the world, Schweinsteiger's experience proves crucial for the side
Born:
August 1, 1984
Birthplace:
Kolbermoor, Germany
Position:
Midfielder
Joined United:
13 July 2015
Joined from:
Bayern Munich
International:
Germany
United Debut:
8th August 2015 vs Tottenham
Appearances: 32
Goals scored:
1

MAROUNE FELLIANI

While there is still room for improvement, Felliani was undoubtedly one of United’s most improved players in the last campaign, the combative Belgian played a crucial role in the 2015/16 campaign
Born: November 22, 1987
Birthplace:
Etterbeek, Belgium
Position:
Winger
Joined United:
2 September 2013
Joined from:
Everton
International:
Belgium
United Debut:
14th September 2013 vs Crystal Palace
Appearances: 100
Goals scored:
11

MORGAN SCHNEIDERLIN

Rated as one of the best central midfielders in the country, Morgan could go on to become a regular fixture in the Manchester United squad
Born: November 22, 1989
Birthplace:
Zellwiller, France
Position: Midfielder
Joined United:
13 July 2015
Joined from:
Southampton
International:
France
United Debut:
8th August 2015 vs Tottenham
Appearances: 47
Goals scored:
1

HENRIKH MKHITARYAN

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is not your run of the mill footballer. The Armenian captain is fluent in six languages he is keen to embrace an academic future in retirement
Born: January 21, 1989
Birthplace:
Yerevan, Armenia
Position:
Midfielder
Joined United:
6 July 2016
Joined from:
Borussia Dortmund
International:
Armenia
United Debut:
7th August 2016 vs Leicester City
Appearances: 10
Goals scored:
0

ERIC BAILLY

Eric Bailly plays as a solid center-back for Manchester United and used his strength, he joined the Red Devils in 2016  
Born:
April 12, 1994
Birthplace:
Bingerville, Ivory Coast
Position:
Defender
Joined United:
8 June 2016
Joined from:
Villarreal
International:
Ivory Coast
United Debut:
7th August 2016 vs Leicester City
Appearances: 13
Goals scored:
0

TIMOTHY FOSU-MENSAH

A powerful and versatile defender with plenty of speed and athleticism to accompany natural ability on the ball, Tim Fosu-Mensah is a wonderful prospect for the club
Born: April 12, 1994
Birthplace:
Amsterdam
Position:
Midfielder
Joined United:
2 September 2014
Joined from:
Ajax
International:
Netherlands U-16
United Debut:
28th February 2016 vs Arsenal
Appearances: 13
Goals scored:
0

SAM JOHNSTONE

A promising goalkeeper for England he shone for Preston North End as they won the promotion to the Championship in 2015
Born:
March 25, 1993
Birthplace: Preston, Lanchashire
Position:
Goalkeeper
Joined United:
1 July 2009
Joined from:
United Academy
International:
United Debut:
Appearances:
Goals scored:


AXEL TUANZEBE

A robust central defender, Axel Tuanzebe is a natural leader and was captain of the Under-18 team despite being a first-year scholar
Born: November 14, 1997
Birthplace: Bunia, DR Congo
Position:
Defender
Joined United:
1 July 2013
Joined from: -
 
International: -
United Debut:
-
Appearances:
-
Goals scored:
-

ADNAN JANUZAJ

Januzaj is a player with tremendous potential and he is yet to live up to the expectations from fans. He is currently out on loan to Sunderland
Born: February 9, 1995
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Position:
Winger
Joined United:
1 July 2011
Joined from:
Anderlecht 
International: Belgium
United Debut:
11th August 2013 vs Wigan
Appearances:
63
Goals scored:
5

MATTEO DARMIAN

Matteo Darmian was one of Manchester United’s first new arrivals in the summer of 2015, making the same journey from Torino like United legend Denis Law
Born: December 2, 1989
Birthplace: Legnano, Italy
Position:
Defender
Joined United:
11 July 2015
Joined from:
Torino
International: Italy
United Debut:
8th August 2015 vs Tottenham
Appearances:
47
Goals scored:
1

CAMERON BORTHWICK-JACKSON

A strong tackler, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is from the United Academy and can play in a couple of positions in the back four. He looks most at home as a left-footed centre-back
Born: February 2, 1997
Birthplace: Manchester
Position:
Defender
Joined United:
1 July 2013
Joined from:
United Academy
International: -
United Debut:
7th November 2015 vs West Brom
Appearances: 1
4
Goals scored:
0

ANDREAS PEREIRA

Andreas Pereira is a gifted, imaginative midfielder who joined Manchester United from PSV Eindhoven in 2012
Born: January 1, 1996
Birthplace: Duggel, Belgium
Position:
Midfielder
Joined United:
1 July 2012
Joined from:
PSV Eindhoven
International: Brazil U20
United Debut:
26th August 2014 vs MK Dons
Appearances:
13
Goals scored:
1

GUILLERMO VARELA

Varela scored the title-winning goal for Manchester United’s Under-21 side, last season and saw the youngster make his biggest impact within the game to date
Born: March 24, 1993
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Position:
Defender
Joined United:
11 July 2013
Joined from:
Penarol
International: -
United Debut:
5th December 2015 vs West Ham
Appearances:
11
Goals scored:
0

JAMES WILSON

James Wilson is an exciting prospect who enjoyed a remarkable two-goal Premier League debut in the final home game of the 2013/14 season against Hull City
Born: December 1, 1995
Birthplace: Biddulph, Staffordshire
Position:
Striker
Joined United:
1 July 2012
Joined from:
United Academy
International: -
United Debut:
6th May 2014 vs Hull City
Appearances:
20
Goals scored:
4