Five players Man United cannot afford to give up on this summer

With Manchester United in the midst of one of their poorest seasons since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure, many have suggested a summer of change is the only option left for Louis van Gaal as he attempts to energise his underperforming squad.

Supporters have voiced their blatant discontent and whilst United have been somewhat unlucky with injuries, they still have a lot of work to do if they want to compete at the top yet again.

Watching Leicester perform so fantastically week-after-week must have come as an annoyance to the Red Devils faithful, but there are some players United shouldn’t give up on just yet. Granted, it has been a disappointing season, but there’s still a whole crop of talent at Old Trafford and supporters shouldn’t forget the good work that has been done by these individuals in the past.

Here’s FIVE existing squad members that LVG shouldn’t give up on at the end of the season.

Wayne Rooney

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Wayne Rooney is a United gem and will forever be adored by the faithful.

Yet he’s a player that has struggled for consistent form this season due to both injuries and the form of Anthony Martial, but he should still be in the forefront of Van Gaal’s mind.

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw

The young England left-back has been out since the start of the season with a serious injury.

He’d started the season terrifically and was up there with the best players in England until he broke his leg. Whilst Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has filled in admirably, Marcos Rojo hasn’t looked solid enough at all and United will be glad to see Shaw come back.

Phil Jones

Phil Jones

Jones is another United man that has struggled with injury this season, and it seems like an eternity since we saw him in the first-team.

He’s drawn similarities to some of the world’s best, and on his day Jones is one of the top centre-backs in the Premier League. Getting him fit and ready for regular selection again is of paramount importance.

Marcos Rojo

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Argentine full-back Marcus Rojo has had a pretty disappointing season.

He’s been pretty inconsistent for the whole campaign and young Cameron Borthwick-Jackson made him look extremely poor when he came into the side and did so well. He’s one that may struggle to earn a new deal when his current contract expires, but he still has time to turn it around. He’s got a lot to prove.

Anthony Martial

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The Frenchman has been on fire towards the latter stages of the season and there is no doubt that he will be a key man for Van Gaal next season.

Martial is the player that they should build their team around and it very much seems like he will be leading the line for United for years to come. He’s a name that won’t be going anywhere for a while if he continues his rich vein of form.