With a Manchester United side full of ageing players and potential stars departing next season, we look at the a few players already at the club who could step into regular first-team roles if given the opportunity next season.

1. Alexander Büttner

The Dutch left-back, who has produced some impressive displays this season, could very well make his mark as a regular starter in the first team next season.

With Patrice Evra already hitting 32 years this season, it's evident that his future at the club is limited. An ageing body would mean that not only will he lose some of his natural pace that has been a key aspect to his game over the years, but he will also most likely lose the ability to play consistent back to back games as he has done over the years also.

So this may prove to be the right time to bring in a raw, determined and hungry attacking full-back of Büttner's quality. He has been given the chance to slowly settle into the league this season and has already bagged a couple of goals and an assists from just five appearances.

Next season, with more consistent game time, he could grow and fill Evra's boots.

2. Shinji Kagawa

The Japanese attacking midfielder has enjoyed a reasonable debut season at Old Trafford, but without a doubt he will be expecting to make more of an impact next season.

Only starting a handful of games, Kagawa has still managed to show his attacking class with some skilful displays that have provided a few goals and assists. Rarely being able to take his desired role centrally just behind the striker due to the presence of a certain Wayne Rooney, Kagawa has been forced out wide more often than he would've liked.

Regardless, he has still shown some amazing talent and could get to play in his preferred No. 10 role more often next season.

3. Wilfried Zaha

A player who hasn't yet featured for United, but has proven his class in the Championship. Zaha could potentially be the signing that United needed this season.

Amazing pace, great dribbling ability and an eye for goal, Zaha could really enter the United team and take a role as a starting winger given how much United's wide trio of Nani, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young have under-performed this season.

Add to that the possibility of Nani leaving Old Trafford next season, and this opens up more of a chance for Zaha to make his mark on the Premier League.

With young players like this and many more coming through the Manchester United ranks, the future may be set in place for David Moyes' revolution to take place next season.

 

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