6-1 again! La Liga pundits pick just one Manchester United player in Premier League XI to City's six

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Only one Manchester United player features in Marca's Premier League XI - Can you guess who it is? Manchester City players dominate while Everton have more than United - With neither Liverpool or Arsenal featuring.

The FIFPro XI announced at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony earlier this week certainly has caused a real talking point - It was dominated by players from La Liga, who filled all 11 positions.

In fact only Falcao broke the Barcelona-Real Madrid monopoly, and what a team it is: Casillas, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Pique, Dani Alves, Iniesta, Xabi Alonso, Xavi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Falcao.

And its right to say, there probably isn't a team of players anywhere that could defeat them, not with Ronaldo, Messi and Falcao in attack.

But there are players who are not necessarily weak links, but who aren't enjoying the finest of seasons, Casillas and Dani Alves for example. And this one-eyed team selection has led to much talk of how a Premier League XI could compete with them.

The chatter hasn't just come from this country either, but over in Spain too. Spanish newspaper Marca gathered their top pundits to select their Premier League XI to hold up against the La Liga one.

Wondered what the Spanish think the best possible team in England would look like? Wonder no more...

Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Vertonghen, Baines, Bale, Yaya Toure, Fellaini, Silva, Aguero, Van Persie.

Lets tally that up then, SIX Manchester City players to United's one. Even Everton have more players selected than United, who predictably find Van Persie a place in the side.

Tottenham also have two players included, with none for rivals Arsenal. Jan Vertonghen is perhaps a surprise inclusion over more established centre-backs like Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand or John Terry.

So while their team is fairly unpredictable, the response of Marca's readers when asked the next question was.

They asked 'who would win a match between the two team?' - And inevitably 91 per cent of more than 80,000 readers polled said the La Liga side would be victorious.

We're surprised nine percent said the Premier League would win to be fair.

What do you think of the selections? Who would win - the La Liga side or the Premier League side?


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