Manchester United: Three Players to Look Out for Next Season

   on March 23 2013 2:23 AM

 

Although Manchester United were acrimoniously knocked out of the Champions League, the Red Devils are still in the hunt for a possible domestic double this season. 

However, as one obviously knows, we are entering the business end of the campaign and fans are already starting to think about, if not look forward, to the next term. 

Hence, here are three United players to look out for in the 2013/14 season.  

Danny Welbeck

After a slow start to the season, Danny Welbeck has established himself as one of the most consistent and hardworking players in the United squad. 

Possessing an enormous work ethic, silky ball control and massive versatility, Welbeck has been used and trusted by Ferguson in many big games this term. Furthermore, the 22-yaer-old's enthralling displays against Real Madrid over the two legs of the Champions League tie surely indicated the talent and potential contained by the youngster. 

As Welbeck is bound to be played in his favoured centre-forward role next season and even get more playing time, one can surely expect the England international to participate more among the goals (having netted just two times this campaign) and establish himself as a regular starter at United. 

Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha was bought by Manchester United in the January transfer window, but will officially start done the famous red jersey from the summer.

Since completing his move to the Red Devils, Zaha has continued his scintillating form on the football pitch and appears as the ideal player to iron out all of United’s issues on the flanks.

The likes of Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia and Luis Nani have thoroughly underperformed this term and Zaha’s arrival will add the much-needed spark to the wings.

After an excellent display for against Romania for the England U-21 team on Thursday, the expectations from Zaha have only enhanced and the fans are now surely waiting to see whether the 20-year-old is worth all the hefty transfer fees and media attention.

Rafael Da Silva

Rafael Da Silva has finally started to overcome his defensive deficiencies and has developed into arguably the best young attacking full-back in England.

Apart from the horrendous output against Reading last year, when he was substituted even before the interval, the Brazilian has been menace down the right-wing for United.

The 22-year-old will continue his development next season and there’s no doubting that the 2013/14 term will see Rafael emerge as one of the most productive full-backs in the Premier League.