Five Manchester United players who could use League Cup to prove a point

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Which quintet of United players could use the tie with Liverpool to make a point to David Moyes this week?

After a shocking defeat to Manchester City the fans have already turned on David Moyes and are questioning several of his selection policies.

So who can put in a case for a more prominent role in the first team against Liverpool in the Carling Cup this week?

Adnan Januzaj

The young Belgian has already caught the eye with a terrific performance against Crystal Palace earlier in the season - and with some head turning displays for the Under-21’s.

Now he is likely to get a chance to run at a Premier League defence again, and United fans are excited to see him in action.

Wilfried Zaha

The summer arrival from Crystal Palace has not had the biggest impact at Old Trafford just yet, but he will certainly get a chance against Liverpool.

With Ashley Young playing poor recently, and Antonio Valencia inconsistent, he has a shot at the first team - but must grab his opportunity with both hands.

Alexander Buttner

Patrice Evra is likely to get a deserved rest for United - giving Buttner a chance to prove himself once again.

The attacking full-back never has a bad performance, when he actually plays, and he might be hoping to show David Moyes some of the Leighton Baines side of his game Evra does not possess.

Darren Fletcher

The Scot has recently begun training again after a year out with ulcerative colitis.

This would be the perfect opportunity to slot the combative midfielder into action in a slightly less competitive fixture (that’s if any meeting between these two is ever not competitive) and bring himself back up to fitness one step at a time.

Shinji Kagawa

The continued absence of the Japanese international is what has most United fans in a fit on Twitter week after week.

He sat out the game against City, and if United fans do not get to see the talismanic playmaker in action against Liverpool - we could have a Twitter meltdown on our hands.

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