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Premier League: Under-24 starting XI

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This is my choice for the best starting XI for current players in the Premier League under the age of 24.

Goalkeeper: David De Gea (Manchester United)

The Spaniard is arguably one of the most promising young keepers in the world with the potential to become one of the best. 

He has endured a tough time as Manchester United keeper but has got to grips with the English league and is now one of the top keepers in England.

Left-back: Luke Shaw (Southampton)

The Southampton full-back is one of England's finest upcoming defenders and is the star man for the Saints. 

He is linked with several top teams after amazing performances in the Premier League last season.

Centre-back: Phil Jones (Manchester United)

Apart from when he has been hit with long-term injuries, Phil Jones has shown massive potential in his performances and Sir Alex Ferguson said that he has the potential to be one of the best ever Manchester United players. That's some praise indeed.

Centre-back: Matija Nastasić (Manchester City)

The young Serbian has been backed by many as 'the next Vidic'. 

Strong, quick and good in the air, the City player has shown his ability in both the Premier League and in Europe. He has incredible potential.

Right-back: Rafael (Manchester United)

Rafael was arguably the most improved player last season, and narrowly missed out to the best right-back in the Premier League by Pablo Zabaleta. As he has matured over the last couple of years, he's cemented a regular position at United.

Left-wing: Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)

The first name on the teamsheet, even for a over-24 XI. 

The PFA Player of the Year & Young Player of the Year winner is easily justified for a spot on the team.

Central midfield: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

Despite his injuries, Jack Wilshere is one of the main players for Arsenal and one of the best prospects for the England national team around at the moment. 

He also has great leadership credentials which prove to be vital in a squad.

Central midfield: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)

The Brazilian moved to Liverpool in January of 2013 and he has shone and shown true ability and class in the games he's played for the red team from Merseyside. 

Another player with so much potential to be one of the best creative midfielders in English football.

Right-wing: Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

The Belgian international has been one of the best players in the Premier League this season. 

He was in contention with five other candidates for PFA Player of the Year and has an incredible stat record this season.

Striker: Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)

Lukaku spent the season on loan at West Brom and put in some quality performances that has resulted in interest from many clubs around Europe, including Jose Mourinho wanting to keep him at the London club.

Striker: Christian Benteke (Aston Villa)

Finally, Benteke has been one of the key factors in Villa's survival in the Premier League this season. 

He has bagged over 20 goals and this has also resulted in interest from global clubs.

 

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