Five Manchester United players for the Old Trafford door
Published 29/07/2014 | 10:32
Louis Van Gaal has claimed that he has inherited an “unbalanced” and “broken” squad from David Moyes which has fueled reports that the Dutchman is looking for a summer clear-out of his squad. We take a look at some of the players who may be facing the chop at Old Trafford.
Fellaini’s nightmare at Manchester United looks set to end, with the midfielder linked heavily with a move to Italian side Napoli. The former Everton man signed for Man United in a £27m deal and was largely disappointing in his 21 appearances for the Red Devils.
Nani struggled with injuries for much of last year and featured in only 11 games for his side. Van Gaal favours wide players with a large appetite to track back and work hard for the team, qualities which the Portuguese player never possessed. At 27-years old, this could be the perfect time to cash in on the skilful winger.
Since his mega move to Old Trafford in 2011, Ashley Young has never looked at home in a Man United shirt. Constantly injured and inconsistent performances have seen many fans turn against the player and Van Gaal may look to offload the 29-year old sooner rather than later as his large wages may be another issue.
The Japanese native’s future at United is also in doubt as Van Gaal continues to assess his players during the tour of the United States. Kagawa’s former club, Borussia Dortmund, retain an interest in him and are seen as potential suitors.
There is no doubting Kagawa’s talent, however, being played out of position and then suffering from a lack of confidence is enough reason for anyone to play poorly. Kagawa may remain at Old Trafford if he is given game time in his favourite No.10 position, which could see him prove himself as a worthy member of the squad.
Chicharito was widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the Premiership upon his first season at Old Trafford. But after earning a reputation as a “super sub” which can be a poison chalice for many players, he has found his game time minimal.
David Moyes was clearly not a fan of the Mexican and used him quite sparingly in last season’s campaign. Despite this, Hernández still notched nine goals, proving that he possesses a natural goal scoring ability. Inter Milan appear to be interested and one wouldn’t blame Hernández if he was fed up with being a bench warmer.