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Wayne Rooney and Chris Smalling need to make an impression for England.

Manchester United trio can impress Jose Mourinho at Euro 2016

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The start of the Euros means one thing for the fantasy football fanatics out there – DraftKings is back and offering contests every day of the tournament.

Manchester United have quite a few players heading to France, but with Jose Mourinho making it clear he's willing to overhaul the squad, some of them really need to impress to make sure they stay in his thinking.

That makes them good picks for DraftKings contests, as they will be doing everything they can to catch his eye.

Here are three who can do just that by starring for their countries this week.

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney might not be the front runner for the Golden Boot, but because he can play in midfield or up front, he's the perfect choice for DraftKings.


Realistically, Rooney is more likely to pick up +6 fantasy points for assists than +10 for goals. He might have only had 28 shots on goal last season, but he put in 60 crosses (worth +0.75pts), and it's the latter that makes him so important.

England Training Session

However, it shouldn't be forgotten that he's now England's all-time top goalscorer, so there's still a pretty good chance he'll find the back of the net.

Mourinho has rated him as England's most important player, so he'll be determined to prove him right with a solid captain's performance.

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Chris Smalling

Mourinho has just made his first signing for United, bringing in centre back Eric Bailly from Villarreal.

United are also being linked with a move for Everton's John Stones and while that's mainly bad news for Daley Blind, Smalling still needs to prove to Mourinho that he's worth his place.

He may have averaged just 4.3 fantasy points per game (FPPG) last season, but for England, he'll be their main man at the back.


He'll earn +3 points if England keep a clean sheet, although that might be difficult because Russia forward Artem Dzyuba is in good form right now.

Smalling needs to prove that he can succeed without the back-up of United 'keeper David de Gea, so a strong tournament with England is the best way for him to do that.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger is one of a number of players Mourinho could offload this summer after an injury-hit season at Old Trafford.

So far, it seems he's been trying to flatter Mourinho into keeping him by singing the Portuguese's praises, but it's time he delivered something a little more concrete.

Germany - Training & Press Conference

He needs to do big things for Germany this summer if he is to change his new manager's mind, but fortunately, he's pretty used to doing that for the national side.

This time, his impact might be from the bench, but if he's not included, you can always change your DraftKings line-up on the day. If he is, Germany fans will remember that he has an average of a goal every five games for his country, so he could pick up +0.75 points for putting balls into the box, and possibly even +10 for a goal.

Most of all, they'll be hoping for another heroic performance like his legendary outing in the 2014 World Cup final.

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