#2 Jones – Manchester United
Chris Smalling has firmly taken the spot on the team sheet that belonged to Phil Jones. His performances last season counted towards their overall mediocre form as the Red Devils were lucky to finish in the top four. Van Gaal will now definitely be under pressure to produce some results so will be making the obvious choice of choosing Smalling over Jones. PREVIEW FOR #1: Anybody who saw this guy against Leicester City towards the end of last season would have been absolutely baffled at his late challenge on Vardey whilst the Newcastle defender was already on a yellow. Naturally he was sent off for an early shower and many believed he committed the foul on purpose.