Five players for Manchester United fans to keep an eye on during the international break

Nani, Shinji Kagawa, Maraoune Fellaini, Patrice Evra and Marco Reus all feature.

It is international week, and Premier League fans could very soon start suffering from withdrawal symptoms as they do not get their weekly dose of football delights.

But there are of course plenty of international fixtures going on, with some more important than others, and plenty of Premier League interest to be had from each of these fixtures.

We take a look at which five players Manchester United fans need to be keeping tabs on over the next few days.

Shinji Kagawa

We may not have seen the best of the Japanese star since his move to Manchester United, in fact we simply haven’t seen enough of him.

But when he goes away on international duty he usually performs, but has struggled recently.

Japan face Holland and Belgium over the international break, and are hoping for positive results to help bump their lowly World Ranking of 44.

Can Kagawa show United his class?

Marouane Fellaini

The Belgian is certainly struggling to win over many supporters at Old Trafford since his big money move from Everton in the summer - as he struggles to adapt to his new surroundings.

However he is a pivotal member of the Belgium side and forms the basis of a protecting midfield dup with Axel Witsel.

He will hope to show United fans just what he can do on duty with his nation.

Patrice Evra

This is an intriguing one as it is not yet known just how fans in France will react to the Manchester United full-back after his recent outburst.

He openly criticised French national team legends Bixente Lizarazu and Lillian Thuram in an interview last month - and was subsequently cast into a bad light in the French press.

However Deschamps has still selected him for the World Cup play-off v Ukraine.

Will he be received warmly by the French masses?


Another player who is out of form at the moment, in fact he has been for quite a while now.

But despite that he still finds himself in the Portugal team for the upcoming play-off double header v Sweden - and his nation will need him to be at his best to overcome tough opposition.

United fans will hope this could become a springboard toward success at club level.

Marco Reus

Get the feeling that United are missing something this season? A little creative spark in the final third? Somebody with the audacity to try something different? Marco Reus is all those things.

He is being linked with many teams after it was revealed he has a release clause in his current deal.

Can he demonstrate why United should want him in Germany’s friendlies against Italy and of course England?

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