Premier League Team of the Week: Rooney stars for Manchester United as seven players make their debuts in our XI

Goal4 December 2012

Wayne Rooney stars in our TOTW after his double helped Manchester United earn a madcap 4-3 victory over Reading on Saturday, and in turn open up a three-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

The striker is joined by fellow Red Devil Ashley Young in our XI, who enjoyed a return to form at the Madjeski Stadium. Jobi McAnuff is included for the Royals despite the defeat, with the 31-year-old giving Rafael a torrid time at right-back.

Tottenham forward Jermain Defoe features in the side for the third time this season after his double against Fulham at Craven Cottage, while Swansea's Michu continued his stunning start to life in England with two goals to down Arsenal. Fellow Spaniard Chico is included in defence after his role in the 2-0 win at the Emirates.

Daniel Agger's headed effort earned Liverpool a 1-0 victory at home to Southampton, and the Dane lines up in defence alongside Norwich City's Ryan Bennett, who completes our back line following an impressive display in the 2-1 win against Sunderland on Sunday.

Mohamed Diame capped his influential substitute appearance for West Ham with a goal in the 3-1 comeback victory over Chelsea, and he is joined by Stoke City's Steven N'Zonzi in the centre of the park. Aston Villa shot-stopper Brad Guzan rounds off our XI in goal after helping his side hang on to a 1-1 draw away to Harry Redknapp's QPR.

Christian Benteke, Luis Suarez and Demba Ba all just fail to make the cut, while Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini is unfortunate not to make his seventh appearance in our TOTW this season.

GUZAN



ASTON VILLA


 vs QPR (A)


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TOTW Apps: 2





BENNETT

AGGER

CHICO



NORWICH

LIVERPOOL

SWANSEA


vs Sunderland (H)

vs Southampton (H)

vs Arsenal (A)


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TOTW Apps: 1

TOTW Apps: 1

TOTW Apps: 1





YOUNG

DIAME

N'ZONZI

McANUFF



MAN UTD

WEST HAM

STOKE

READING


 vs Reading (A)

vs Chelsea (H)

vs West Brom (A)

vs Man United (H)


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TOTW Apps: 1

TOTW Apps: 1

TOTW Apps: 1

TOTW Apps: 1





MICHU



SWANSEA


 vs Arsenal (A)


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TOTW Apps: 2






ROONEY

DEFOE






 

MAN UTD

TOTTENHAM

 


 

vs Reading (A)

vs Fulham (A)

 


 

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TOTW Apps: 2

TOTW Apps: 3

 




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