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Manchester United's answers are within their current squad

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Zaha is ready to take the spotlight at United. (©GettyImages)
Zaha is ready to take the spotlight at United. (©GettyImages).

Defending champions Manchester United have not had the best start to the season by any means, and new manager David Moyes has come under heavy criticism following three defeats in his first six games. 

The under-fire boss has come out publicly saying that he needs new signings, but I believe the answer to his problems lay within his current squad. 

Adding talent to the side will always be an advantage, yet in Chris Smalling, Johnny Evans, Phil Jones, Shinji Kagawa and Wilfried Zaha, United have players that can add the same sort of impetus that a new signing brings. 

Smalling, Evans and Jones have proven to be quality defenders when they are given extended game-time and playing alongside Nemanja Vidic they have been strong. 

Plus their improved appearances will allow Rio Ferdinand some valuable rest and give him time to regain the form he showed in the latter stages of last season. 

Ferdinand remains a world-class defender, yet with his age he is proving not to be a player that thrives in early season matches, Sir Alex found that last season and subsequently allowed the veteran defender time to come into the season. 

Kagawa has the talent to become one of the best players in the world. The one disadvantage the Japanese international has is that his best position is currently held by Wayne Rooney, who is equally talented. 

Playing behind Robin van Persie or Javier Hernandez is where Kagawa performs the best, and I think Moyes needs to take the risk with him and move Rooney to the left hand side. 

While Rooney enjoys scoring goals he is brilliant at setting up play and having a free role on the left of the field is where he can thrive. 

Tottenham Hotspurs have had excellent results combining Gylfi Sigurdsson, Christian Eriksen and Roberto Soldado in a deadly attacking triangle and there is no reason why Van Persie, Rooney and Kagawa cannot do the same. 

Ashley Young is a spent force at United and Moyes needs to unleash Zaha. 

His speed and trickery can open doors for United and if Kagawa and Rooney are unable to unlock doors in games, he can definitely find the key. 

Playing Valencia and Zaha on both wings would be terrifying for teams to handle. 

These are all points that surely Moyes is aware of, it's time he starts taking risks with the team and showing faith in his own ideas. 

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