After a disappointing start to the season, Manchester United produced their best performance of the campaign by thrashing Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United’s side three goals to nil.
However, in order to become seriously title contenders and Champions League hopefuls, the Red Devils will still need to make some squad changes during the winter transfer window.
In addition to bringing in some talented players like Kevin Strootman, Sir Alex will also need clear out the "deadwood".
Hence, here are the three of them.
1. Javier Hernandez
Don’t get me wrong over here.
Javier Hernandez is possibly one of the best poachers in the Premier League and will be an asset to any club that does not boast the likes of van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Shinji Kagawa and Danny Welbeck in their ranks.
The Mexican had a phenomenal debut season, but due to his lacklustre performances over the past 12 months or so, the 24-year-old now finds himself behind the above mentioned players in the pecking order.
Furthermore, with highly-rated youngsters like Angelo Henriquez and Will Keane likely to see some playing time in the second term of the campaign, it’ll be best for all the parties of Hernandez is shipped off Old Trafford for the best possible price.
From contract disputes, bust-up during training to frustrating on-field performances, Nani has virtually done everything in his power to ensure that Manchester United sell their Portuguese star in the next transfer window.
A season ago, the 25-year-old might have been the talisman of the United team, but his actions on and off the pitch have created him more of a liability to the Red Devils.
With Serie A clubs like Juventus apparently keen on Nani’s service, Fergie shouldn’t think twice before accepting a decent bid for the player.
It is still unclear why Manchester United actually bought Bebe for a mammoth fee of £7.4 million in the summer of 2010.
The 22-year-old was never quite a proven player and it is now safe to say that his United career is almost over.
After a miserable debut season and an equally horrendous and injury-plagued loan-stint at Besiktas in the season thereafter, Bebe has failed to even muster out a single appearance this campaign.
Yes, he did impress during the pre-season, but it is practically impossible to think that Bebe could break into the Red Devils team anymore, considering the plethora of talented attackers already existing at Old Trafford who have performed much better and more consistently than the 22-year-old.773455