Three Players Who Should Leave Manchester United

17/10/2013 17:46 BST | Updated 23/01/2014 23:58 GMT

Manchester United have endured a difficult start to the season.

Ten points from the first seven Premier League matches doesn't represent a full-blow crisis. Yet, the fact that Liverpool and Arsenal are comfortably sitting at the top of the table, having dropped just five points so far might serve as a cause of concern to some fans at Old Trafford.

David Moyes is still getting accustomed to life at the red side of Manchester but it is slowly becoming certain that there are a few players who don't really fill the trust of the Scot.

Here are three of them.

Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernandez is the most potent finisher at United at present. The Mexican's predatory eye for a goal and penchant finishing make him a constant goal threat. Moreover, over the past 18 months, Hernandez has shown massive improvements in his passing, holding up skills and ability to combine with his teammates.

However, the 25-year-old still finds himself as his manager's fourth-choice striker.

Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney are guaranteed starters while Moyes has preferred the more hardworking Danny Welbeck in place of Hernandez.

The latter has played a total of just 87 league minutes so far this term and hinted at departing United if the situation doesn't improve.

"I know my performance on the pitch will allow me to achieve that goal someday either here (in Manchester) or elsewhere for any other club," Hernandez said.

He further added, "I just need to be given more opportunities to showcase what I can do."

At 25, "Chicharito" is about to enter the prime of his career.

The old claims that his skills are limited only to the 18-yard-box can be put to rest now and hence, the striker can't be forever used as an "impact substitute". Hernandez is too good for that role now.

If Moyes is unable to find a suitable role for the former Guadalajara starlet in the coming months then Hernandez will do best by listening to offers by potential suitors.

Likelihood of Leaving: 3/5

Possible Destinations: Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal

Fabio Da Silva

While his brother has gone on to establish himself as United's first-choice right-back, Fabio Da Silva is still struggling for playing time at the Theatre of Dreams.

His loan stint at QPR last season was hampered by injuries and stagnated the Brazilian's growth.

Since returning to United, Fabio has made just one Premier League appearance and finds himself behind Patrice Evra and the defensively-prone Alexander Buttner in the pecking order.

In addition, Moyes doesn't seem to trust his left-sided full-backs either, with the 50-year-old's continued pursuit of Leighton Baines and last-ditch attempt to sign Real Madrid's Fabio Coentrao in the summer a testimony to this claim.

So, owing to the aforementioned, Fabio is bound to feel skeptical about his future at United.

"I think the time has come and maybe in the next window or even next season, I think I might leave. There are good possibilities. I'm looking for other clubs. There's nothing certain, we'll leave it for later," Fabio commented in the past week.

Fabio is at an awkward stage in his career - at 23, he is neither a promising youngster nor an established player at Old Trafford.

Moyes' preference for Buttner over Fabio means that the Brazil international is unlikely to be afforded the on-field time he seeks.

In this case, it would be best for Fabio to go elsewhere and resurrect his career. A loan deal could have helped him but Fabio's contract runs out next year. United won't offer him a new deal so either the 23-year-old can leave for a nominal amount in January or as a free agent in the summer of 2014.

Likelihood of Leaving: 4/5

Possible Destination: Fluminense

Shinji Kagawa

A fortnight ago, after being substituted at half-time against West Brom during United's 2-1 loss to the Baggies, Shinji Kagawa admitted that he might not be able to last at United for long.

He told The Mirror: "I need to improve or I can't survive at this club."

Kagawa has had a hard time at United since joining the English champions in 2012.

In his debut season, the Japanese spent three months on the treatment table, owing to knee ligament injury and Ferguson couldn't find a defined role for the former Borussia Dortmund No 10.

Moyes is facing the same problem as his predecessor. He's tried deploying Kagawa on the left-wing, but the Japan international is not comfortable playing there.

Rooney has made the No. 10 role his own and Moyes' desperation the keep the England international in the summer transfer window suggests he wouldn't be willing to bench the former Everton striker in favor of Kagawa.

Moreover, Kagawa is yet to adapt to the physical nature of the Premier League and United's style is much different than what Kagawa was used to at Dortmund.

This leaves the Japan international with two options.

First, to try and establish himself on United's left-flank and play as the No 10 only when Rooney is unavailable or rested.

Second, leave United and return to Dortmund. Play in his natural position and in his accustomed tactical set-up.

Any sensible footballer will choose the latter.

Likelihood of Leaving: 3/5

Possible Destination: Borussia Dortmund