Three players on loan that Manchester United must use next season

Manchester United have a number of players on loan this season. Below are three who we think should be given a chance at Old Trafford next year.

Manchester United’s struggles show no sign of abating. That is despite the club-record arrival of Juan Mata, David Moyes well and truly having his feet under the table and a front-line the envy of most clubs in Europe.

Whatever happens for the rest of this campaign, Moyes will already have one eye on the next one, with summer signings an absolute must.

But what about those United players currently on loan? Here are three we think should get a chance in Moyes’ first-team plans next season:

Nick Powell

The 19-year-old attacking midfielder is destined to be a United star. His ability in front of goal and composure on the ball are outstanding for one so young, and it is only a matter of time before he is given the chance to play regularly at Old Trafford. Some would suggest Moyes could do with him now, and he has been enjoying an impressive spell on loan at Wigan Athletic.

Powell was scoring crackers for fun when he was at Crewe Alexandra, and he already has 10 for the Latics this season.

Wilfried Zaha

First, a question: Would Zaha have featured more for United had Sir Alex Ferguson still been in charge? We will never know for sure, but given the faith he put in Cristiano Ronaldo at a young age, and the money he paid for the former Crystal Palace man, you would think so.

Zaha showed on his Cardiff debut that he can turn a game in an instant. If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can teach him how to defend as he recently intimated, Zaha could return to United a more rounded player than when he left.

Marnick Vermijl

The least familiar name on this list, Vermijl is a right-back with a penchant for scoring goals. Currently on loan at Dutch club NEC Nijmegen, the 22-year-old Belgian has been a consistent performer for United’s reserve team, and has been a regular since his temporary switch to the Eredivisie.

Vermijl has four goals so far this season, but is as impressive defending as he is at the opposite end of the pitch. With his current contract running out in June, he is one player a little less likely to feature under Moyes, unless the manager realises he would be excellent cover for the still-erratic Rafael.


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