5 Manchester United Players Who Should Be Loaned out Next Season
Manchester United are known for having one of the deepest squads in football.
Incoming manager David Moyes will have far more players to rotate in and out of the team than he did at Everton.
There will be egos to massage and youngsters in desperate need of playing time.
Not everyone is able to get a fair shot, which is why the Scotsman must send several of his soldiers out on loan next season.
Here are five likely candidates.
The ongoing speculation surrounding Leighton Baines must be unsettling for the Red Devils' left-backs.
If a report in The Sun is to be believed, current starter Patrice Evra is ready to quit Old Trafford rather than act as a second wheel to Baines.
Signing the Everton full-back would also cast doubt on the short-term futures of Fabio and Alex Buttner—two young, fledgling talents.
The former spent a relatively unsuccessful loan period at Queens Park Rangers last term. It seems like he deserves a season at Old Trafford more than his Dutch teammate.
Buttner is good enough to be a starter for a lower-Premier League club. Now would be a good opportunity for a season of regular football.
David de Gea is top dog at Old Trafford. This is very unlikely to change in the near future.
The Spanish shot-stopper was in blistering form last season, defying those who previously called him a weak link in the United setup.
Danish keeper Anders Lindegaard began last season playing the rotation game with de Gea, but was quickly phased out following some particularly weak performances.
He is still a fine prospect, though, and perhaps more deserving of spending a season on the bench.
With Ben Amos and Sam Johnstone coming through, a season on loan might be the best solution for Lindegaard.
Larnell Cole has long been thought of as a top prospect for Manchester United and England.
Cole has already made his debut for the first team in a League Cup game back in 2011, but remains quite a way off playing a regular part.
Wilfried Zaha's arrival at Old Trafford will not help his chances at any rate.
A loan spell at a Championship club could be best for the pacy England U-20 international.
David Moyes could be the perfect man to take Nick Powell's game to the next level.
But regular first-team football is what the Englishman really needs. Preferably at a Premier League club.
The former Crewe man scored a terrific goal on his debut last season against Wigan, justifiably drawing comparisons with a young Paul Scholes in the process.
He is ideally a central attacking playmaker, but will likely play more of his football in a more traditional central capacity during his career.
At 19, there is no rush to promote him too quickly.
With the wealth of attacking options currently at David Moyes' disposal, one has to wonder where Angelo Henriquez fits in.
The Chilean striker was signed late last summer from Universidad de Chile, but never played a game for the Red Devils.
With Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck ahead of him in the pecking order, this is unlikely to change next term.
The teenager spent the second half of the season on loan at Wigan Athletic, where he scored once in four Premier League appearances.
In terms of potential loan destinations, how about newly promoted Crystal Palace or a Championship club with high expectations?
Are there any other United players who could be sent out on loan next season?