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Louis van Gaal could axe six Man United stars after training camp

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will decide the future of six players during the club's six-day training camp in Los Angeles, according to the Guardian

The report has suggested that the Dutch coach, who is set to arrive at Old Trafford tomorrow following the end of the World Cup, will make a quick assessment of some of United's first team players. 

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Six stars

It appears that the new boss will run the rule over the likes of Chris Smalling, Tom Cleverley, Javier Hernandez, Shinji Kagawa, Darren Fletcher, and Ashley Young in the next week. The Red Devils will fly out to the United States on Friday, and Van Gaal will use the six day training camp as a chance to decide upon whether the players deserve new deals at the club. 

With the season just over a month away, it appears that the Dutchman needs to act quickly in order to implement serious plans ahead of the 2014/15 season. It remains to be seen as to whether the six players prove their worth to the new United chief, but they will have to act quickly to make an impression. 

Inconsistent 

It's not surprising that a number of the United first-team players have been linked with a move away from the Theatre of Dreams. After all a number of the stars struggled for consistency under David Moyes last term, and have it all to prove this time around. 

The likes of Kagawa, Cleverley and Fletcher all failed to take their chance in the midfield area in 2013/14, whilst defender Smalling, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal, has also failed to hold down a place in the first-team on a regular basis. 

The likes of Young and Hernandez were also bit-part roles under the previous regime, meaning they could also be heading for the Old Trafford exit door under Van Gaal. 

Future 

Manchester United fans, meanwhile, will be hoping that if a number of their players do depart before the start of the season, that the club can replace them before the close of the transfer window. 

The Red Devils have already completed the signings of Spanish star Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao and teenager Luke Shaw from Southampton. Many expect Van Gaal to further improve his squad before the start of the new campaign, and it certainly looks set to be an extremely busy next few weeks for the United manager. 

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Topics:
Manchester United
Chris Smalling
Javier Hernandez
Shinji Kagawa
Tom Cleverley
Darren Fletcher
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