THREE Manchester United Players Who Should Be Dropped After Newcastle Loss

Manchester United had the chance to make up for their 1-0 loss at home to Everton in the week as they took on Newcastle at Old Trafford, and they did so by, err, losing 1-0. Alan Pardew’s men picked up their fifth win in six games and climbed to seventh in the table while United now sit ninth, 12 points behind leaders Arsenal having played an extra game. Following the loss, here are three players who I think David Moyes should drop for Tuesday’s Champions League tie with Shakhtar Donetsk.

1) Adnan Januzaj

The teen has been brilliant this season but has turned out some sluggish performances over the last few games. His touch seems to be deserting him, his attacks aren’t as direct and he generally looks tired when on the pitch.

Tuesday could be the perfect time to rest him and allow him to recharge his batteries for the game against Aston Villa next week.

2) Nani

Both wings need a reshuffle, I think, and Nani did nothing today to suggest that he is worthy of a starting place. He completed just two of his six crosses and often lost the ball when in the wide areas.

3) Robin Van Persie

Wayne Rooney is available again and in my opinion Hernandez had a better game than the Dutchman and should keep his place. Rooney is the main man up front right now and it’s likely that he will come straight back into the side.