Four players who could leave Manchester United in January

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We take a look at four players who could leave Manchester United in the January transfer window.

With Manchester United assembling a star-studded squad, many of their current players' futures are up in the air. 

The Red Devils have spent lavishly since Louis van Gaal's arrival in the summer and could well continue their extravagant purchasing in the new year.

If they do, they will surely be required to offload some of the current members of their first team and in this article we take a look at four players who could be relinquished by United at the next available opportunity. 

Darren Fletcher

A loyal servant of the club, Fletcher has been at Old Trafford since his childhood. The central midfielder has accumulated 339 appearances for the Red Devils over a period of 12 years in the first team, but his time there is heading towards the end. 

Fletcher has been forced out of the side by a number of new additions who were made over the summer and he has only six months left on his contract.

With his future so insecure, the likelihood is the Scottish international will be eager to find a new club before having to risk being a free agent, so a January move could be on the cards.

Hull City, Aston Villa and Sunderland have all been linked with the 30-year-old in recent times. 


A player who has never lived up to his early promise, Anderson's career at Old Trafford has been petering out for a number of years. 

The Brazilian has been handed time to force his way into the team at United over numerous different seasons, but his lack of desire to make a success of his time with the Red Devils has cost him. 

Anderson had all the ability to become a star, but his application was always questionable and it seems that van Gaal has decided to part ways with the former Porto man. 

The 26-year-old has made just two appearances this season and it would not cost much to sign him if a club does show an interest. 

Wilfried Zaha

Things haven't worked out for Zaha since he joined United from Crystal Palace back in 2013. 

The youngster dazzled Championship defences with Palace, but he seems to have lost all his confidence since arriving at Old Trafford.

Zaha had an arrogance to his play when at Selhurst Park, but the swagger has drained out of him and a move could be best to help his development.

The England international has struggled to even break into Palace's first team while on a loan spell with them and it may be that a permanent relocation, rather than a temporary one, would be a better option. 

Nick Powell

Another United youngster who is struggling out on loan, Powell's chances of breaking through at Old Trafford look limited.

The club are loaded with gifted attacking midfielders and the likelihood of Powell getting the first-team opportunities he needs seem slim. 

He has struggled to make an impression at Leicester City and United may look to move him on for good in the new year. 

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