Five Players United Can Swap This Summer

Manchester United will be looking to improve their squad this summer and there are plenty of players they could use in deals.

Sir Alex Ferguson will respond again this summer to ensure that Manchester United maintain their gap over Manchester City heading into next season, which could be one of the closest league title fights in recent memory.

That means the United boss has to get rid of the dead wood and bring in reinforcements that can drive the club forward. Here are five players he could consider using in swap deals to get his first choice players.

Javier Hernandez

Chicharito has not played poorly for the club this season, he’s just been unfortunate that the side has three other top class strikers to call on, who have all been able to produce and play well in the big games.

Hernandez has good value going on the current transfer market and he is a valuable player for the way he poaches goals in various situations. He’s worth well over ten million and he could tip a key deal in United’s favour.


A lot has been made over Nani’s future considering the club’s reluctance to meet his new contract demands and the fact he’s shown next to no consistency at all. He is a very solid impact player, wanted by some very big sides according to the latest rumours.

Nani also holds good financial value which means if United part exchange him to a side they want a player from, they could get a substantially reduced price for letting him go the other way.

Antonio Valencia

Similarly to Nani, Valencia has not been able to produce the consistency needed to guarantee himself a first eleven place on a weekly basis. He doesn’t hold as much financial value as Nani but he could be a very good player to part exchange.

The problem is that he can play more than one role for United and he has a solid work ethic and his fitness is very high, which are two of the things which have made him popular with United fans.

Federico Macheda

The striker doesn’t have the same value as any of the other three on this list but his Old Trafford future looks bleak. He came into the side with a bang but has failed to work his way into the starting eleven regularly ever since.

If they use him in a deal to get another player than don’t expect the player arriving to be a superstar, but more of another young investment that the club can put time in over the next few years.

Ashley Young

Another winger and another case of inconsistency and a failure to make himself indispensible to the cause at United. Possibly the best set piece taker the club has but he’s not had anywhere near the effect he had last season.

This could force United to offload him, potentially to a Premier League rival but they would more than likely demand a player coming the other way because of the fact Young can still put the ball on a ten pence coin from considerable distance.

Who do you think the club should part exchange?

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