Five Manchester United players who can shine now the title is won

Manchester United have won the Premier League title, with four games to spare.

The Premier League title win was far easier than any United player or fan could have imagined.

It means United have four games to spare, and while they are determined to rack up a Premier League record points total - Expect the team to be rotated.

There have been a number of players who have not had the seasons they would have wanted, they may be picking up medals regardless, but this could just be their chance to shine.

Here are five United players who can benefit from the final four games being 'dead-rubbers'.

Javier Hernandez

Chicharito could just be United's most lethal beneficiary. The Mexican striker has been as dangerous as ever for the club when called upon this season, but over the second half of the campaign his opportunities have been more scarce. The striker has eight league goals this season and will want to add to that. Sir Alex Ferguson says he wants to keep him, and this is his chance to let him impress.

Nick Powell

£4 million summer signing Nick Powell has spent most of his season with United's under-21 side, but these games present an ideal opportunity to give him some much needed first team experience. He scored on his debut earlier in the season at Old Trafford, with the manner of his striker drawing comparisons with Paul Scholes. Any contribution he can make will be a nice bonus to the season for United.

Tom Cleverley

Tom Cleverley began the season with high hopes, but his chances this season have been more limited than he would have liked. He has not started a league game since early February, last playing for the club in their 1-0 FA Cup loss to Chelsea. This is his chance to show he is deserving of more opportunities next season.


Whatever the contribution of Anderson, it could be too little too late. However Sir Alex Ferguson did state earlier in the season he wished he were able to hand the Brazilian more starts, and this is a chance for him to do it with the pressure off. Anderson may be playing to impress summer suitors, and for United there is the possibility some positive displays will bump up his price tag for a summer move or player exchange.

Alexander Buttner

Left-back Alexander Buttner was one of United's surprise signings, and is in his manager's good books at present. The Dutchman played twice in March against Reading and Sunderland, helping the club keep two clean sheets, and this is likely to be rewarded over the coming games. Sir Alex Ferguson will want to see signs he can really challenge Evra next season, and Buttner will want to make a statement, with Fabio also set to return from loan and cloud the left-back options.

Who do you expect to benefit the most?

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