With the start of 2013/2014 season now here, GMS Academy member Jonny Bradley takes a look at the players that deserve more recognition than they get.
Goalkeeper: Asmir Begovic
A vital member of a relegation threatened Stoke side last season who saved them on many occasions with cat like reflexes. He incredibly managed to keep the 4th most clean sheets in the league with 12 in total for a team that finished 13th overall.
Right Back: Seamus Coleman
After bursting onto the scene some seasons ago with Everton he seems to be going from strength to strength and has established himself as an important member of the team. He posses great speed, power and stamina which makes him a great offensive weapon on the right.
With Martinez taking over and using both full backs to great use it seems he's set to shine this season already scoring in his opening game.
Center Back: Jonny Evans
This one may turn a few heads, even United fans. But it cannot be ignored that he's been fantastically reliable with the frequent injuries at the back and since having a wobbly start to his career, in the last few seasons he's been counted on many times and delivered top notch performances.
Center Back: John Terry
Again this may not be a popular one, but it has to be said that Chelsea look so much more stable and comfortable when this legend plays.
Some argue he's past it and doesn't have the pace anymore but he's always missed when he's not playing and makes Chelsea a much tougher side to play against when he's present.
Left Back: Danny Rose
Having failed to really impact at the start of his promising career at Spurs he certainly delivered for Sunderland last season on loan and was one their stand out performers in a poor season. Expect Rose to play often this season.
Right Midfield: Adam Johnson
A real talent that can beat players easily and capable of producing wonder goals but his development has stuttered at the clubs he's played for. Once and England international remember, he's never had the recognition he's deserved and this could be his season.
Center Midfield: Michael Carrick
A class act, someone who never steals the headlines but controls games it seems with ease, not only is his passing pin point but he plays for the team and breaks down so many attacks making him vital to the heart of United's team.
Center Midfield: Ramires
Tireless working and fantastic pace, the box to box midfielder has flourished recently with fantastic performances and now seems to be adding important goals to his locker.
Left Midfield: Nani
A frustrating player who is capable of absolute brilliance, but who's consistency and petulant attitude has stuttered his career. He can tear defenses apart and score magnificent goals and if he can carry on his pre-season form into the campaign he'll be one to watch.
Striker: Daniel Sturridge
Since joining Liverpool he's been a revelation, he's now made a name for himself and he's added a lot more goals to his name. He has the attributes of an ideal striker, quick, powerful, cool and has now has a decent goal scoring form to build on.
Striker: Wayne Rooney
The last and potentially most controversial. 'He's so overrated' everyone says, but is he really? A player that performs every season scoring and assisting alike.
He performs in any position the manager feels right and works tirelessly every game on top of his vision for a pass and technique to match, his national performances are what he's judged on and he deserves so much more recognition for his work at Manchester United.
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