On the topic of Manchester United's loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, former Arsenal midfielder Perry Groves insisted that there would only be three players who started the match in Germany who will still make the starting XI next season.
David de Gea, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Shinji Kagawa, Antonio Valencia, Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney started the match against the Bundesliga champions, and in my opinion, only Smalling, Kagawa and Valencia played well enough on the night, with the rest fluttering between average and poor.
However, in the view of Perry Groves, none of these three will be in the Manchester United starting XI next season. Neither will Phil Jones, Michael Carrick, Patrice Evra and Darren Fletcher, as well as the outgoing Nemanja Vidic.
In fact, he has backed just Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney and David de Gea out of the squad against Bayern, not forgetting this means no place for Januzaj either, to start next season in a new-look Manchester United side.
Although in fairness, he did make a case for Chris Smalling who enjoyed one of his better games in a Manchester United shirt against Bayern Munich on the night.
it certainly seems harsh, in my opinion, on Phil Jones, Adnan Januzaj and Michael Carrick.
All three players are at stages in their career, where they're either finding their feet as a young player blossoming, or in Carrick's case, working hard to fit into a new system, with a different style of play.
I, personally, think it could be a dangerous precedent if David Moyes's answer to problems was to throw money at it. Which if he does, is directly against what made him such a good manager at Everton for so many years.