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Top five: Manchester United flops

Could Young be on his way out of Old Trafford? (©GettyImages)
Could Young be on his way out of Old Trafford? (©GettyImages).

As Manchester United celebrate another title triumph, some players didn't perform in the league and arguably didn't deserve their prestigious Premier League medal. 

We look at the top five of these flops who went on to win a title despite their poor form. 

5. Danny Welbeck 

Welbeck is young and has very good stamina, but hasn't been able to score regularly this season. 

He couldn't even score five goals for United which is extremely poor for a forward. 

His energy adds a new dimension to United's game but forwards need to get goals and he simply hasn't. 

4. Ashley Young 

Young had a decent first season at United but this season has been much worse than expected for the England international. 

He didn't score a single goal in the league, barely providing match-winning performances. 

Young may be surplus to requirements right now as Wilfried Zaha has arrived at Old Trafford. 

3. Anders Lindegaard 

Lindegaard had a very poor start to the season and never really recovered as David de Gea is now their first choice keeper. 

Lindegaard impressed to some extent in the 12/13 season but crumbled in away games against Liverpool and Reading where he was very poor. 

He should leave United if he is looking for regular first-team football. 

2. Nani 

Coming on the back of two excellent seasons with United, Nani was very poor this time around. 

He barely started but when he did, his first touch and decision making was quite bad. 

United are considering offloading him too, with Galatasaray trying to negotiate a deal with United. 

1. Antonio Valencia 

Man United's Player of the Year in 11/12, Valencia came into this season in hot form. He also inherited the historic no. 7 jersey of United previously worn by David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Eric Cantona. 

Maybe the pressure got to him and he just couldn't perform this season. His crosses were inaccurate, he waited too much instead of just passing and made many silly errors. He looked a shadow of himself this term. 

 

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