Tom Thorpe has had to be patient for his first-team opportunity at Manchester United but he may well start against Hull City this weekend.
With nothing at stake for Man United, Louis van Gaal would be wise to give his youngsters a chance to impress.
There are many supporters who rate the 22-year-old higher than both McNair and Blackett but he seems to be a forgotten man at Old Trafford.
A born leader, it would be fantastic to see Thorpe to finally get a chance against Hull.
Elsewhere, Wayne Rooney will be hopeful of recovering from injury in time to finish the campaign strongly.