Top three: Manchester United stars facing the axe this summer
After Premier League success, which players could be let go by Manchester United?
There has been much speculation about the future of certain players at Old Trafford, despite Manchester United claiming their 13th Premier League title last night.
Here we will discuss the players who have struggled to make an impact this season, and could be on their way out of the Red Devils this summer:
The Brazilian midfielder has only made ten appearances in the league this season, a similar statistic to last season and chances are he will not be featuring for Manchester United in any of their remaining fixtures. Largely affected due to injury problems, it is clear that he is not cut out to be a ball winning midfielder as his manager wants him to be.
His natural talent lies as an attacking midfielder but sadly he has been robbed of his talents due to playing out of position for the past five seasons. It is unlikely he will make a comeback in his United career and should be allowed to leave to reignite it elsewhere.
The ever inconsistent winger had great potential when he first came to United, still has great potential but only seems to display it every once in a while. His fluctuating performances have been tolerated for far too long and perhaps Sir Alex Ferguson will decide to cut his losses on the winger at the end of this season. Nani has only managed 10 league appearances this season mainly due to injury but history has proven that frustration is a key word associated with the Portuguese wide man. He has no shortage of suitors should United transfer list him - which is where he probably will be.
3. Anders Lindegaard
The Danish shot stopper would be regarded as an outside choice in this list but here is why United should let the 29-year-old goal keeper move on. He is not getting any younger and with David de Gea producing top class performances on a weekly basis, chances are he may never get the opportunity he deserves. Lindergaard is a good goalkeeper and sooner or later he is going to get deluded with life at Old Trafford. United have young Ben Amos who would be more than willing to be the number two at United.
Keeping an unhappy player will most likely prove troublesome for the club. Given that he has already lost his international spot to Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel, it would be against the club's best interest to keep him against his will.
Possible replacements for these players would be the usual names. James Rodriguez and Kevin Strootman. United will really have to look into strengthening their midfield is they are keen on battling on all fronts for trophies next season.
There have been popular names that have been omitted from this short list but the above mentioned players are an absolute necessary for United to clear out in the summer if they are serious about rebuilding the squad.
Valencia has only had one bad season and perhaps it is too early to write off the Ecuadorian winger. Sometimes players do suffer from poor confidence or other issues and it would be prudent to allow him another season to rediscover him form.
Patrice Evra has shown signs of decline but still has plenty to offer and he would be a good mentor for the younger players vying for his spot, such as Fabio.
Rio Ferdinand has been putting in some quality performances despite his age and injury issues, he is still a top defender and has been adapting well to his declining pace.
Ryan Giggs showed in the match against Real Madrid that despite his age, he still can make a contribution. Regardless of his performances, he serves as a role model to every other player in the dressing room and for that his stay is warranted.
It would be wise for United to invest in one defender, perhaps in the form of Mats Hummels to solidify their back-line.
Do comment on who you think should be shown the exit and why.
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