Every Premier League season is scattered with fantastic performances, individual brilliance and players who become household names up and down the country.

The 2013/14 season will be no different and I have identified five players who I believe have the potential to shine during the new season.

David De Gea | Manchester United

The Manchester United number one is facing a huge season at the club but I believe he will excel.

De Gea has established himself as the number one in front of Anders Lindegaard with some good consistent performances during the second half of the season.

The first half of the season was littered with errors but the faith that Sir Alex Ferguson put in him has been repaid. He seems to be coming to terms with the physicality of the Premier League and his save percentage of 78.5% was the highest in the Premier League.

De Gea is still only very young, particularly for a goalkeeper, and will only get better given time. Manchester United will hope that their defence will not be breached as often as last season, but if it is I believe De Gea will be more than equipped to stand up to the challenge.

Daniel Sturridge | Liverpool

Sturridge has excelled for Liverpool during his appearances so far.

His 11 goals in just 16 appearances have already highlighted him as a potential Kop favourite, while his partnership with Luis Suarez could prove to be a very potent one.

Sturridge will be looking to play as often as possible and hope that Brendan Rodgers prefers to play both him and Suarez rather than just a lone frontman which may limit his opportunities.

Sturridge will also have one eye on an England place so he will need no motivation to succeed and Liverpool supporters will hopefully see plenty of goals from the former Chelsea player.

The new season is going to be a pivotal campaign for Sturridge.

Wilfred Zaha | Manchester United

The former Crystal Palace player has a huge price tag round his neck but I think this proves how highly thought of he is by Manchester United.

He was the player of the year in the Championship and played an influential role in helping Palace regain their Premier League status.

If he had not stayed at Palace after signing for the Red Devils in January I doubt whether they would have gained promotion.

Manchester United may wish to loan their young star back to the Eagles and if they do he will be a certain starter in the Premier League. Even if United prefer to nurture him at Old Trafford and introduce him to the Premier League on a less frequent basis then I still see the youngster having an impact.

One thing is for sure Zaha is a huge talent and a very exciting player to watch.

Philippe Coutinho | Liverpool

The Brazilian attacking midfielder has only made a handful of appearances for Liverpool but looks already to be a great acquisition to the club.

At the age of just 20 Coutinho has already made his international debut and Rodgers looks to have unearthed a very promising youngster.

Having only signed from Inter Milan in January for a reportedly £8.5m fee Coutinho has forced his way into the Liverpool side and has already shown glimpses of the trickery and skills that will endear him to Kopites.

He has also been prominent in quite a few goals that Liverpool have scored and can claim assists for many of them.

I believe the little Brazilian can become a Premier League star this year and be a thorn in the side of many teams.  

Callum McManaman | Wigan Athletic

I have chosen McManaman because I believe he has the potential to be a very good player next season.

I am not sure Wigan can hold on to their rising star following relegation so I predict he will return to the Premier League at some point either in the summer or during the season.

He has already shown glimpses of what he can do, particularly during the second half of the season and was only denied a possible England U21 debut by injury.

The winger was influential in Wigan's FA Cup success this year, picking up the man-of-the-match award in their 1-0 victory over Manchester City at Wembley.

If he can add a greater goalscoring threat to his obvious pace and directness then I believe he has a great career ahead of him at potentially a top four club.

Obviously there are many other players who could prosper next season so it would be good to know who you think will flourish for your club? The recent England performance by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may well have Arsenal fans anticipating his performances in the new season?


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