Last season we saw Manchester United lift the Premier League title for a record 20th time, with most of the success coming from summer signing Robin Van Persie. 

The wingers were appalling with a collective two goals and  seven assists, and considering that Patrice Evra scored five goals just makes them seem worse.

The centre midfield was below par with only Michael Carrick performing above expectations, and Shinji Kagawa doing well in his first season in England. 

It is obvious that things need improving, and with David Moyes making no significant signings yet, United might just have to use what they've already got. 

Here we look at three players that could make the difference next season.

1. Wilfred Zaha

The last ever signing of the Sir Alex Ferguson era, Zaha was sent back to Crystal Palace for the rest of the 2012/13 campaign, helping them to win the play-offs against Watford.

Zaha could bring some much needed creativity to United and contribute to the goal scoring and assist providing. The downside to Zaha is his inexperience, and due to his young age may not be ready for the most physically challenging league in the world.

2. Shinji Kagawa

Arriving from Borussia Dortmund, Kagawa was brought to provide flair and more attacking threat to United and replicate his performances which saw him as the most attacking player in the league ahead of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben with 17 goals and 13 assists. 

It was hoped he would have provided more goals than he finished the season with to ensure no repeat of the 2011/12 campaign where they lost the title to Manchester City on goal difference. 

For most of the season he was either played on the wing were he isn't as effective or came on from the bench. Things could turn around for his next season if Wayne Rooney leaves and Moyes employs a 4-2-3-1 formation. 

3. Luis Nani

Nani moved to Old Trafford with a big reputation, and fans hoped that he would develop like former team-mate and international compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo into one of the best attackers in the world. 

On his day he is genuinely one of the best wingers around. He can be a nightmare for defenders, his pace and trickery gives him the ability to create and score spectacular goals making him an important attacking outlet. 

This was best shown in the 2010/11 season when he got nine goals and 18 assists making him the league top assists provider. 

Unfortunately for United fans he has since failed to recapture that form and in a word, he has been abysmal. He still has the ability to be a great player but he has to learn to be less wasteful in possession. When that happens he will be absolutely incredible.  

 

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Premier League
Manchester United
Shinji Kagawa
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