David Moyes' dismal ten month spell as United boss was ended on Tuesday, as the former Everton boss was given his marching orders after overseeing a monumental decline at Old Trafford. The Red Devils are currently seventh and fighting for a Europa League spot - a huge drop from winning the Premier League title last season.
The Red Devils have been struggling all season, and as it appeared that Moyes had lost the dressing room, there was no alternative but to let him go. A number of players have reportedly been unhappy under the Scot this season, such as Robin van Persie, but the most recent duo to be linked with summer exits are strikers Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck.
Hernandez, 25, hit 50 goals over his first three seasons at Old Trafford after his 2010 move from Mexican side Guadalajara, but has found first team opportunities dwindling ever since - despite his impressive goalscoring record at the club. Unsurprisingly, his season in and out of the team has attracted interest from elsewhere, especially after he voiced his disgruntlement.
"I am very eager to play as my club don't take me much into account," he said. "I hope I have the opportunity to play. When you are called up, you have to be thankful. If not called up, you have to keep working. I am very happy and thankful with this call-up, like I was when I was called up for the first time."
Meanwhile, rumours surfaced last weekend that Welbeck, 23, was also unhappy with the lack of first team football this season, with Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham linked with moves to take the England international away from United this summer.
So how do their chances of making an impact look with Moyes now out of the picture?
With Robin van Persie now likely to stay with Louis van Gaal seemingly set to become the new United boss, Hernandez is still likely to find first team action hard to come by. Many clubs around Europe will be looking to bag the Mexican, and if one of those teams offers Hernandez the opportunity to be the star striker there, then it still seems likely that he would leave the club.
Welbeck on the other hand seems to have more of a future at the club. A Manchester native who is widely loved by the fans, Welbeck is still young and his versatility would be valuable to any manager. His athleticism also offers United something different in attack, and whilst the new manager may need to convince Welbeck that he will get more chances in the first team, he should certainly be kept at Old Trafford.