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‘I’m choosing Malacia in my team’: Wesley Sneijder backs Man United full-back to start at World Cup

Dutch legend Wesley Sneijder says Tyrell Malacia should start for the Dutch at this winter’s World Cup.

Malacia has been in fine form since replacing Luke Shaw in Manchester United’s starting XI after the crushing 4-0 defeat at Brentford.

The 23-year-old was one of the standout players as Erik ten Hag’s men turned their season opener and was particularly praised for his performances against Arsenal and Liverpool.

He has already won five caps for his country and World Cup finalist Sneijder says he should start in Qatar.

“I choose Malacia on my team because he gets high and he’s a lot higher,” he said, according to Voetbal Zone. “Then you get more into a 3-5-2 and I like that.

Malacia could line up alongside Jurrien Timber, who pulled out of a move to United after Dutch head coach and ex-United boss Louis van Gaal warned he might not make his squad for Qatar unless he earns enough playing time would.

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