The GMF ultimate 6-a-side football team

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It can't be nice being the odd one out, but Jonny Evans was left feeling like the last kid to be picked at school when Wayne Rooney selected his ultimate Manchester United 6-a-side team.

Unfortunately for Evans, there's no place for the Northern Irishman. In a YouTube 'hangout' with Evans, Rooney and Tom Cleverley, Rooney was asked to pick his team, and while Cleverley made the cut, Evans didn't.

Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes got the nod - bringing vital experience to the underground world of the small-sided game. 

Shinji Kagawa and Robin Van Persie should provide the goals for Rooney's team, while the England international picked two youngsters to round off his side - selecting Cleverley and Danny Welbeck.

In a ruthless move more commonly associated with Rooney's boss Sir Alex Ferguson, the former-Everton man left Evans, sitting right next to him, out of his team. Awkward. 

So what do you make of Rooney's team? The first thing that's striking is the lack of a designated goalkeeper.

Now, as YouTube fans will probably know, Rooney himself is pretty handy between the sticks, but he's not in the team.

Scholes and Giggs have spent enough time on the training ground over their Old Trafford careers to pick up one or two tips, while Cleverley, Welbeck and Kagawa will probably be enthusiastic - the naivety of youth and all that.

But Robin Van Persie can't even save shots from his four-year-old son, so he might be the weak link here.

Anyway, enough about Rooney's team, let's pick one ourselves.

Here's our GMF ultimate Premier League 6-a-side team...

David Luiz | Chelsea

Key to a good six-a-side team is a strong defence, and we've picked two of the best ball-playing centre backs in the league.

Luiz might divide opinion, but there's no doubt he's got the necessary quality on the ball.

A little nasty streak also adds another dimension to our side. He'll be giving away the 'professional' fouls that slow the game down when necessary.

Thomas Vermaelen | Arsenal

Vermaelen is a fierce competitor, and in a game were skill and technique rules, it's always useful to have someone to charge round at the back.

No attacker will have a moment's peace up against the Belgian on a small pitch, and even if he makes a mistake, he's got the pace to make up for it.

Gareth Bale | Tottenham Hotspur

Now, if you're brave enough to forgo picking a keeper, you need to make sure your team contains a couple of players who can double as handy shot-stoppers.

And in Gareth Bale, we've got one of the best players in the Premier League, and one of the best out-field keepers. 

Don't believe us? Then check out this penalty save here.

Wayne Rooney | Manchester United

Another Premier League star that loves to play in goal, Rooney has all the attributes to be a match-winner at both ends of the pitch.

His cannon of a shot should also come in useful when the game narrows and the space gets a bit tight.

David Silva | Manchester City

We've got keepers covered, we've got defence, we've got goalscorers, now all we need is a little bit of creatively.

And who better than David Silva? The Spaniard is one of the most technically gifted players in the league. His vision is superb, his passing immaculate.

Perfect for a little bit of tiki-taka.

Adel Taarabt | Queens Park Rangers

He's our wildcard. And the prospect of Taarabt in a six-a-side game is genuinely thrilling.

Freed from the demands of "tracking back" and all that other stuff that's frankly boring for a player as preciously gifted as Taarabt, he'd be free to do all the nutmegs, tricks, flicks and backheels he wants.

He'd have the opposition in knots.

What do you think? Maybe you reckon you could do better? 

Join the debate, and put your ultimate six-a-side team in the comment box below...

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