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NINE Man United players feature in the best Dream Team of Game Week 6

The latest Team of the Week is a strange edition as the best-performing XI is utterly dominated by Man United.

Two managers achieved the exact same score by virtue of having the same team.

Even more confusing is the fact one of Game Week 6’s top gaffers, Simon Trubshaw, is an Arsenal fan!

Let’s take a closer look at the XI, also backed by Shaun Murphy, that racked up 83 points this past week.

It’s quite the sight, isn’t it?

Perhaps we should have anticipated a quirky Team of the Week given the Premier League fixture postponements last weekend following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

With only the midweek European fixtures eligible (and not even a full complement) it stands to reason that a team such as this would come out on top.

Erik ten Hag’s side were the only side to keep a clean sheet this past week with David de Gea (£2.9m), Raphael Varane (£4.2m), Lisandro Martinez (£3.3m), Tyrell Malacia (£3m) and Diogo Dalot (£2.6m) combining for 36 points against Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday night.

The latter banked ten points as he registered an assist and a 7+ rating as it was him who was fouled for the visitors’ penalty in Moldova.

Dalot is now the fifth-best defender Dream Team has to offer having moved onto 29 points overall – Simon and Shaun would do well to stick by the Portuguese right-back even if they move away from their ultra Man United focus.

Man United got the job done in Moldova

Man United got the job done in Moldova

Whisper it quietly but Jadon Sancho (£3.5m) is starting to show the Old Trafford faithful the kind of form his displayed at Borussia Dortmund.

The 22-year-old scored his third goal of the season on Thursday, a precise left-foot finish after some neat footwork in the box.

Sancho also swooped the Star Man award to take home 13 points.

Christian Eriksen (£2.8m) provided the assist for Man United’s opening goal and did enough to earn a 7+ rating, as did Bruno Fernandes (£4.9m), meaning Simon and Shaun earned 21 points from their midfield trio.

Cristiano Ronaldo (£5.5m) was the man who converted the spot-kick, pocketing his first points of the season, five of them to be exact, but that’s where the Man United monopoly finally ends as Mohamed Salah (£7.7m) and Erling Haaland (£8.4m) join the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in the front line.

Sancho has scored three goals in his last six games

Sancho has scored three goals in his last six games

Liverpool’s Egyptian King scored against Ajax on Tuesday night for an eight-point haul while Man City’s No9 scored a remarkably acrobatic effort to give his side the three points against Borussia Dortmund the following evening.

Haaland also claimed the Star Man award to add 13 points to his already mountainous tally.

The Norwegian poacher has plundered 113 points from just six Game Weeks and that’s even accounting for a postponed league fixture – extraordinary stuff.

Whether Simon and Shaun have an XI suited to long-term success remains to be seen but they’ll always have their Game Week 6 glory.

Good luck to all gaffers ahead of Game Week 7 – make sure you’ve got enough active players!