Louis van Gaal looks to have finally secured the perfect formation for his side as he refuses to alter anything with risk that his squad will lose their winning touch, meaning players who are benched, are likely to remain where they are.
The international break will actually be the perfect time for players who aren’t given enough time to play to prove their worth to the manager on an international level in hopes of being selected to play in United’s upcoming matches.
So, here are three Red Devils stars that have something to prove when they play for their national team in all important Euro 2016 qualifiers.
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Luke Shaw only recently came back into the Manchester United first team, but given his price tag as well as his wages, he is under huge pressure to perform. The 19-year-old is yet to return to full fitness with Roy Hodgson deciding to let him play for the Under-21 squad instead.
He faces Croatia in the European U-21 qualifiers and will have to prove himself to Louis van Gaal as well as Hodgson that he is ready to step up his game and feature regularly for both club and country. With United’s current defensive problems, Shaw will need to make the left back slot his own.
The saga of Marouane Fellaini’s future at Manchester United is still a doubt, but he did get some playing time at the weekend against his former side despite only returning from an injury. Playing for Belgium, the midfielder is given a much more advanced role than that of his club responsibilities, causing concern for Louis van Gaal and where he should play him.
He faces Andorra during the break and will need to show that he can still be an effective player like shown during the group stages of the World Cup. We all know that he has great aerial ability, but nobody is exactly sure which position can bring out the best in him.
Adnan Januzaj entered the Manchester United first team and became an instant hit under former manager David Moyes, but with the club’s recent additions, his role has gone from limited to almost non existent.
He has already impressed Louis van Gaal for the United U-21 squad, but will now need to prove himself on an international level when Belgium face Andorra in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. With barely any time the senior squad, the international break is exactly what Januzaj needs to try and earn his way back into the first team.