Who Should Manchester United Cut Loose This Summer?

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Who Should Manchester United Cut Loose This Summer?
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Is this the end for Nani?

Manchester United find themselves in a very curious position in that their season is virtually over at the beginning of April.

Now I say that with the greatest respect as the way they have gone about regaining what they consider as rightly theirs has been both brilliant and brutal.

Of course, the season is not over, and Sir Alex Ferguson and his side will have designs on a 100-point Premier League finish—or failing that—by bettering Chelsea's 95-point record haul set in 2004/05.

But again there is no FA Cup and there is no Champions League, and at a stage where the games should be coming thick and fast, United now face a casual meander towards lifting a 20th top-flight title at home to Swansea City on May 12.

Never one to rest on his laurels, Ferguson will already be plotting the defence of the Premier League crown, and with ample time to reflect and review on where this season has gone right and wrong, there are a few players he will be viewing with extra scrutiny.

Monday's FA Cup Sixth Round elimination at Stamford Bridge did few favours to a couple of players, and if the Reds are to perennially progress as the Scot demands, then new blood will arrive with deadwood set adrift.

I've cast my eye over five players potentially in the firing line, but as ever, I want your feedback and analysis on who should stay or go.

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