Reacting early to the Premier League's opening three games seems to have most believing the title fight is between Chelsea and Manchester City.
Yet do they really have 10 of the best 11 players in their position in England's top flight?
That is the claim made by BBC pundit Mark Bright, a former Sheffield Wednesday and Crystal Palace striker, who selected Raheem Sterling as the only player outside the two title favourites.
Key players to miss out include United's big two additions of Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria. After a few games, will Raheem Sterling really be edging out the £60 million man?
Mesut Ozil also finds himself discounted, with Cesc Fabregas seemingly preferred, while Alexis Sanchez over Sergio Aguero may similarly be a viable shout, or also instead of Sterling.
New additions Falcao, di Maria and Sanchez will have to prove themselves in the Premier League, but one player who has, and Bright has overlooked, is Arsenal's star midfielder Aaron Ramsey. In a competitive spot, even City's Yaya Toure finds himself missing out.
Defensively United can have few complaints but Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny is younger and arguably now better than 33-year-old John Terry, certainly based on performances last season.
Bright's opinion is reflective of the hype around City and Chelsea this season early on, and as the season progresses, it would be a surprise if the official Premier League team announced later on is as dual-focused.