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Manchester United's top 10 players on FIFA 17

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Ask any gamer what team they're most looking forward to playing with on FIFA 17 and the vast majority will probably say Manchester United.

And who can blame them after Jose Mourinho spent in excess of £150 million on summer signings in the transfer window to build a new-look squad.

Fans were given the chance to play as United when the FIFA 17 demo was released on Tuesday and, in turn, were able to see for themselves the players' ratings.

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They aren't entirely accurate, though.

For example, Bastian Schweinsteiger is rated 86 on the demo but, according to EA Sports, he will be 83 when the official game releases on September 29.

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And so, here's United's top 10 players on FIFA 17.

NB. Marcus Rashford doesn't feature but has a rating of 76.

10. Ander Herrera (82)

The top 10 kicks off with a big surprise.

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There's no doubting Ander Herrera's ability as a central midfielder, but to rank higher than Anthony Martial and Eric Bailly - who are also 82 - will raise some eyebrows.

9. Morgan Schneiderlin (82)

Morgan Schneiderlin retains his 82 rating from FIFA 16 despite enduring a difficult first season at United.

His 80 defending and 82 physical are his top attributes and entirely accurate of the protection he provides in front of the back four.

8. Bastian Schweinsteiger (83)

Down three from last season's 86 rating, Bastian Schweinsteiger's decline is showing no signs of slowing down.

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The German is United's joint-second best passer with 83 and boasts a high attacking and defensive work rate.

7. Chris Smalling (84)

Chris Smalling is listed as 85 rated on the FIFA 17 demo but he is, in fact, 84 on the latest instalment.

It's an impressive upgrade on his FIFA 16 rating of 82 nevertheless, with his 77 pace, 84 defending and 84 physical particularly impressive.

6. Wayne Rooney (84)

Another surprise is Wayne Rooney's rating. The Englishman is visibly on the wane and now listed as a CAM, rather than a ST.

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His pace (71), shooting (84) and dribbling (79) have all taken a hit from his previous 86-rated card.

5. Juan Mata (84)

Juan Mata is a non-mover since FIFA 16, retaining his 84 rating.

The Spaniard will likely play a bit-part role under Mourinho but remains United's best passer of the ball (84) and boasts an impressive 87 dribbling.

4. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (85)

Much like Smalling, Henrikh Mkhitaryan was rated higher than 85 on the FIFA 17 demo (87).

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And perhaps that's accurate judging by his first start for United during Saturday's Manchester derby, even if he did enjoy an outstanding season for Borussia Dortmund last term.

3. Paul Pogba (88)

The first of United's top three, Paul Pogba has been rewarded with an 88-rated boost following a trophy-laden campaign with Juventus.

United's record signing has a high rating for each and every attribute, namely passing (83), dribbling (87) and physical (87).

2. David de Gea (90)

David de Gea has received United's Players' Player of the Year in two of the last three seasons and deserves his high rating of 90 as a result.

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The Spaniard is the Premier League's best goalkeeper on FIFA 17 and second only to Manuel Neuer (92).

1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (90)

United's highest-rated player is none other than Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is up from 89 following a season where he scored 38 league goals for Paris Saint-Germain.

His pace (72) is average, but his card makes for scary reading thereafter: 90 shooting, 81 passing, 85 dribbling and 86 physical.

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