The press (and the majority of England fans I imagine) would slate it for being too-United dominated but realistically that team would be far more successful than anything Roy could make out of the squad he's chosen. If I was choosing the first XI 'purely on footballing reasons' I'd go for Richards--Rio--Terry--Baines/Cole -------Scholes--Carrick------ Sturridge---Rooney---Young -----------Welbeck---------- Replace Sturridge with Oxlaide-Chamberlain if he can't do the defensive side of that role. Scholes and Carrick have been the most successful midfield partnership in English football this season probably, if memory serves we won every game bar one or two draws with that midfield. People might criticise the lack of pace or energy there but if they're that successful in the high-tempo Premier League there's no reason they couldn't do it in International football. Young, Rooney and Welbeck should be a certainty when Rooney's back, in my opinion the Rooney-Welbeck combo is one of the strongest things England have going for them.