David Moyes' first season in charge of Manchester United can simply be underlined as both a stepping stone and an under-achievement. On the whole things have been worse than anticipated despite the expected decline following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Firstly, United need to clear out all under-performing players. Ashley Young, Tom Cleverley, Nani and Anderson are four mediocre players who have not reached top form whilst playing for United this season, despite having had plenty of opportunity. Therefore, they should sell them whilst money can still be made.
Secondly, Moyes needs to bring in some raw talent in the form of players who have proved that they can play at the highest level but could still have potential for more. Southampton's Luke Shaw would be a perfect replacement for current left-back Patrice Evra. Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus could be third of the trio of Dortmund stars to leave the club, after Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski, who will sign for rivals Bayern in the summer.
Eliaquim Mangala of FC Porto could be a perfect replacement for Nemanja Vidic, who will also leave at the end of the season. The defender has the proven ability to play at the top of Portuguese football and could easily step it up to the Premier League. Also long-term target Toni Kroos would be a great addition. Also, another centre-back would be of benefit to the squad.
With the players United have, a 4-2-3-1 formation would fit in. A potential line up could be:
GK: De Gea
Defensive Midfield: Kroos-Carrick/Fellaini
Attacking Midfield: Mata-Rooney-Reus
Striker: Van Persie
A very frightening line-up could potentially be made if suitable dealings are done in the window.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.