Nicholas picks Johnson, Enrique in United/Liverpool combined XI - what's he thinking!?

Jose Enrique

The Sky Sports pundit has picked the full-backs as part of an ultimate XI of currently available Manchester United or Liverpool players.

Ahead of Manchester United's Premier League clash with Liverpool this Sunday, Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has selected his combined XI between the two sides.

Except one has to wonder just how seriously he has taken the exercise - as he's selected Liverpool's Glen Johnson and Jose Enrique at full-back...

“I am going to have to go with Glen Johnson at right-back due to a lack of options; there really are few alternatives with both Chris Smalling and Phil Jones currently injured for United," Nicholas wrote on Sky Sports.

"Left-back is another hard pick. I would have gone with Luke Shaw, despite the fact that he has not done that great since joining United, but with him now being injured, I will select Liverpool’s Jose Enrique, who I quite like."

His full combined Manchester United/Liverpool XI, accounting for injuries, is: De Gea, Enrique, Evans, Rojo, Johnson, Carrick, Sterling, Gerrard, Herrera, Van Persie, Rooney.

Here's a better one... De Gea, Moreno, Rojo, Toure, Rafael (who could be fit for Sunday), Herrera, Gerrard, Sterling, Fellaini, Van Persie, Rooney.

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