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Manchester United should give their young boys a chance

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Manchester United have failed to hit the dizzying heights of last season because their players look extremely disinterested. 

Former Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson managed to get his players playing at 110 per cent whereas they seem to be giving David Moyes less that half of that. 

Moyes is likely to move several stars on in the summer with the likes of Anderson, Nani and Antonio Valencia all likely to be shown the door. 

The Premier League champions need some fresh blood to get back to where they were under Ferguson. 

Reports suggest Moyes is going to be given an enormous transfer war-chest in the summer to go about freshening up his squad. 

However bringing in several high-profile signings in one window could both damage the dressing room and will be extremely difficult - given the fact Manchester United are unlikely to qualify for next season's Champions League. 

One of the biggest problems with Manchester United at the moment is their midfield. Players such as Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Tom Cleverley are far too static and are not the kind of players that will drive at the opposition's back-line. 

Moyes needs to add some legs to his midfield in the summer, however he may not have to fork out £200million on addressing the problem. 

The former Everton boss has three young English starlets at his disposal - but has decided to ship them out on loan instead of blooding them into his side. 

Wilfried Zaha, who was signed for £15million, Nick Powell and Jesse Lingard have all impressed during their stints away from Old Trafford this season and deserve a chance in Manchester United's first team. 

Zaha for example is surely a better option for Moyes than Nani, Ashley Young and Valencia. 

The three aforementioned players are all experienced players but they are just not cutting it for Manchester United this season.

Nani has been out since the beginning of December and finally looks to be heading out of Old Trafford, Young has failed to set up a single goal in the Premier League and Valencia seems to have lost his confidence in the final third. 

Zaha would be just as inconsistent as the likes of Nani and Young but is someone who has a long-term future at Manchester United so should be given an opportunity to express himself at the highest level. 

Powell and Lingard, on the other hand, are midfielders who can score goals - which is something Manchester United's current crop of stars seem to be incapable of doing. 

Carrick, Fellaini, Cleverley, Shinji Kagawa and Ryan Giggs have scored just two Premier League goals between them this season - whereas Powell and Lingard have bagged 11 in the Championship so far this season. 

Moyes cannot afford to hand all three players a regular starting berth - but they should at least make Manchester United's substitutes' bench next season. 

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