Over the years Manchester United have been blessed with world-class wingers, from legend and current assistant manager Ryan Giggs to footballing phenomenon Cristiano Ronaldo.
After pinpointing pace across the United front-line as the key to improving their performances, boss Louis van Gaal clearly recognises the importance of widemen in his current team.
In the summer Man United were reportedly close to approaching Southampton’s Sadio Mane and they were strongly linked with Pedro before he finalised a move to Chelsea.
Van Gaal sold British record signing Angel di Maria to Paris Saint Germain and also loaned out Adnan Januzaj to Borussia Dortmund for the season.
Therefore, faith has been put in the likes of Juan Mata, Memphis Depay and even Anthony Martial to provide excitement, creativity and quality in the final third of the pitch.
After Manchester United’s lunchtime encounter at Watford where winger Memphis Depay proved key in a 2-1 win, this article ranks the United players who can play in the wide areas based on their performances so far this season.