Whilst everybody is clamouring for a marquee signing, David Moyes would be best served if he looked to the academy and continued the tradition of giving the club's youngsters a chance - something his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson did to great success.
So, who can Moyes count on, to make the step up to the first team this season? Let us look at five players who have what it takes to do just that.
1. Michael Keane
Although Manchester United have a problem of plenty, especially when it comes to central defenders with the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling, there is never telling what might happen over the course of the season.
If something does happen though, in Michael Keane, they have a very able deputy who started out as a right back, but has now transformed into a rock at the centre of defence.
2. Larnell Cole
Born and bred in Manchester, Larnell Cole is an attacking midfielder who is capable of playing in a multitude of positions and is the epitome of a team player, who is capable of making a difference on his own.
Whilst his sleight physique might not be best suited to the Premier League, his quick feet, eye for a killer ball and finishing skills will mean that he will be right at home in a league where only the wiliest survive.
3. Ben Pearson
The Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year and one of the stars of the academy last season, Ben Pearson is similar to Paul Scholes in the way he manoeuvres the ball and has a low centre of gravity.
The Oldham-born midfielder combines razor-sharp tackling with a sharp football brain and has the ability to play both as a playmaker and the link between defence and midfield and is the player that United have been crying out for to fill the Roy Keane sized hole in the centre of midfield.
4. Will Keane
Although United are well stocked in the striking department with Robin Van Persie, Danny Welbeck, Chicharito and Wayne Rooney, Moyes would do well to give Keane a crack at the big time.
Although he missed all of last season through injury, he is still the most promising striker on United’s books and looked all set to break into the first team last year. This time around, when he gets his opportunity, he looks all set to make it count.
5. Adnan Januzaj
The pick of the bunch is definitely the Belgian youngster. Adnan Januzaj caught the eye of everybody in the United ranks including Sir Alex, who looked all set to hand him his first team debut against West Brom last year, only for an injury to Jonny Evans to deprive him of a possible first team debut.
This time around though, it is just a matter of time before he starts, thanks to his ability to operate in both advanced positions and also carve out openings when played as a more traditional winger. His balance and ability with a dead ball would make him a valuable asset to the current United squad.
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