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TEAMtalk's Top Men: Team of the Season

Now the curtain has fallen on a dramatic end to the 2011-12 Premier League season, Simon Wilkes unveils TEAMtalk's Top Men XI for the campaign.

Last Updated: 15/05/12 at 15:27 Post Comment

Aguero and Kompany: Both selected in our Top Men XI of the Season

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And after reading our selections we want you, our loyal army of readers, to do the same.

The blue side of Manchester are over the moon after being crowned kings of England for the first time in 44 years - but how many of City's slickers make your Team of the Season?

United are licking their wounds after having the title snatched from their clutches due to Sergio Aguero's Etihad heroics - but having amassed a whopping 89 points, which Red Devils will make your starting XI?

You can choose any formation and there's no limit on how many players you can pick from each team - so have a think, then get involved, also picking a bench of seven substitutes.

By Simon Wilkes

TEAMtalk's Top Men (4-4-2): Hart; Walker, Kompany (c), Coloccini, Baines; Mata, Yaya Toure, Cabaye, Silva; Van Persie, Aguero.

Substitutes: Foster, Skrtel, Zabaleta, Modric, Arteta, Suarez, Rooney.

Goalkeeper: Joe Hart is arguably the best number one in the world right now, let alone England's undisputed stopper.

West Brom keeper Ben Foster, Albion's Fans and Players' Player of the Year, pushed him close, as did Swansea custodian Michel Vorm.

Defenders: Vincent Kompany takes the captain's armband for us after not only steering City to title glory - but doing it with dignity and style. Fabricio Coloccini gets the nod alongside him after playing a starring role in Newcastle's dazzling season, while Leighton Baines just edges out City left-back Gael Clichy due to his set-piece threat, with Young Player of the Year Kyle Walker given licence to roam up and down the right flank.

Liverpool's Martin Skrtel warms the bench for us after a fantastic season for the Reds, while Thomas Vermaelen and Nemanja Vidic would probably have been stronger contenders had they not missed a large chunk of the campaign.

Midfielders: This is a dream team so we've selected an attacking midfield which we'd love to see in real life (get the cheque book out City!).

The influence of Yaya Toure in the engine room, where he can play as a holding or attack-minded midfielder, makes him one of the first names on the team sheet, while Johan Cabaye just edges Paul Scholes and Joe Allen out of a starting role in the heart of the pitch.

David Silva has dazzled on the left flank for most of the season and is a joy to watch, while Juan Mata lines up on the right flank for us after a brilliant season for the Blues, under both Andre Villas-Boas and Roberto Di Matteo.

Strikers: We've gone with a deadly forward line which could well be running out together at City next season. Robin van Persie has quite rightly scooped a string of accolades following a goal-laden season for the Gunners, who he singlehandledly dragged into a third-placed finish, securing Champions League football at The Emirates for yet another year.

His left foot is as deadly as Sergio Aguero's right, and the little Argentinian hitman gets the gig up front for us after smashing home 23 league goals in his debut season on English shores - with his 23rd strike going down in history.

Uruguayan star Luis Suarez and England forward Wayne Rooney provide firepower on the bench for us having been the stand-out forwards for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively.

Post a Comment below to let us know your thoughts on our selection, and pick your own Top Men team of the season!

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