You can take Downing and Carroll out of Liverpool but can you take Liverpool out of Downing and Carroll??
Man United are horribly balanced. Rooney is truly ineffectual in midfield. He lacks the guile or speed of thought to play the strikers in. his sole intention seems to be a raking cross field ball, slowing the play down.
From a neutral perspective, it seems that a more balanced United side would be
Rafael Jones Rojo Shaw
Janusaz Mata Di Maria