6 Manchester United Players Who Could Leave Old Trafford This Summer

Rob DawsonManchester United CorrespondentMay 14, 2014

6 Manchester United Players Who Could Leave Old Trafford This Summer

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    Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand have already confirmed they will leave Old Trafford this summer.

    But they might not be the only ones. 

    The new manager will be tasked with turning around the club's fortunes. That means strengthening the squad with new arrivals but also letting some players leave.

    Patrice Evra and Ryan Giggs are out of contract with announcements on their futures yet to be made.

    Other members of the squad have had poor seasons and might find themselves surplus to requirements when a new man takes over.

    Here's a list of six United players who could be on their way out this summer.

    Feel free to use the comments section below to add your own.

Patrice Evra

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    Patrice Evra is out of contract. And with each day that passes without an extension being agreed, it becomes more and more likely the Frenchman will leave.

    There'll be no shortage of takers for the 32-year-old left-back, especially from France and Italy.

    United might not want to lose Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Evra in the same summer—it's a lot of experience to have to replace—but with the club chasing other options, his days look numbered.

    But after eight-and-a-half trophy-laden years, whoever fills his boots has got a lot to live up to.

Anderson

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    Loaned to Fiorentina and his squad number given to Juan Mata, Anderson's prospects already looked bleak.

    His last hope of salvaging his United career was to find some form in Italy but he's struggled to hold down a regular place in Florence.

    He made only four starts in five months for Fiorentina, and there are doubts whether he will get the option to extend his stay in Serie A.

    He still has a year left on his Old Trafford contract but there doesn't seem a way back for the Brazilian midfielder.

Nani

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    Nani signed a new five-year contract in September but his United future is still uncertain.

    He only managed nine starts in a season that has been wrecked by injury. He only started two games in the final six months of the season.

    Despite flashes of skill and ability, he's never really fulfilled his potential since arriving from Sporting Lisbon in 2007. 

    A move and a fresh start might do him good but United will be hoping to recoup a chunk of the £17 million they paid for him seven years ago.

Anders Lindegaard

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    United should be keen to keep Anders Lindegaard. But he might not be as keen to stay at Old Trafford.

    The Danish goalkeeper battled with David de Gea to be No. 1 for two seasons but he lost out this year, mainly due to the Spaniard's form.

    Able deputies are hard to find. But, at 30 years old, Lindegaard might feel the time is right to find more regular first-team football.

    But, with two years left on his contract, United don't have to let him go if they don't want to.

Javier Hernandez

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    Javier Hernandez is another player United should be eager to keep hold of. But they may have to convince the Mexican striker he has an important role to play.

    He has been left frustrated by a lack of opportunities this season. His muted celebration after scoring against Aston Villa said as much.

    But he offers something different to United's other strikers and he remains a key part of the squad.

    Still only 25 years old, and with a World Cup on the horizon to use as a shop window, he'll have plenty of offers if he decides his future lies away from Old Trafford.

Marouane Fellaini

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    It would be a surprise if Marouane Fellaini left United just a year after signing from Everton, but it's not out of the question.

    Back and wrist injuries haven't helped, but the Belgian has had a poor first season at Old Trafford.

    And if United invest heavily in the midfield this summer, the 26-year-old might find he slips further down the pecking order.

    The new manager won't be under pressure to find a place in his squad for a player signed by David Moyes.

    But if he was sold, United wouldn't get anything like the £27.5 million they paid for him.