Five players Manchester United should look to sell in the summer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will continue his task of rebuilding the Manchester United squad this summer.

The manager will bring in a few new signings, but he’ll also need to offload any unwanted players.

We’ve looked at five United players who should all be shown the exit door at the end of the season.

Phil Jones

Jones was tipped for a bright future after joining United in 2011, but his career hasn’t gone as planned.

Despite showing glimpses of his talent at Old Trafford, the centre-back has always been prone to silly mistakes and lapses of concentration.


Injuries have also hampered his progress, restricting him to just 165 Premier League appearances over the last nine seasons.

Young centre-backs Axel Tuanzebe and Teden Mengi are both waiting in the wings and they can easily take his place in the squad.

Marcos Rojo

After Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic left the club in 2014, United signed Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for £16million.

The centre-back was given the number five shirt, but he was never going to fill the huge void left by his predecessors.

Bad injury spells and reckless defending mean that he’s not been able to establish himself as a regular starter at Old Trafford.

The Argentine is currently on loan for the rest of the season at boyhood club Estudiantes and should be sold on his return.

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Jesse Lingard

Lingard has become a much-maligned figure at United over the last couple of seasons.

It’s not hard to see why as he hasn’t registered a goal or assist in the Premier League since Solskjaer’s first game in charge in December 2018.

At 27, Lingard should be in his prime, but instead he finds himself on the fringes of the first team after falling out of favour under Solskjaer.

The midfielder is clearly suffering from a lack of confidence and needs a fresh start away from Old Trafford.

His decision to appoint Mino Raiola as his agent suggests that Lingard is preparing for a transfer away from the club in the summer.

Andreas Pereira

Pereira has also faced heavy scrutiny from United fans after struggling to make an impact this season.

He has been given plenty of opportunities but a return of two goals in 37 appearances is a awful record for an attacking midfielder.

While he’ll always work hard for the team, the Brazilian just doesn’t have the required quality on the ball to be a success at United.

The arrival of Bruno Fernandes has pushed Pereira further out the door at Old Trafford and United are likely to sign another midfielder in the summer.

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Alexis Sanchez

Sanchez was regarded as one of the best players in the league when he left Arsenal for United in 2018, but he has failed to live up to expectations.

The forward had a disastrous first 18 months at Old Trafford, scoring just five goals in 45 appearances.

Sanchez tried to rebuild his career on loan at Inter Milan this season, but the 31-year-old still looks like a shadow of his former self.

The Italians have little intention of signing him on a permanent deal but United need to find some way of getting his astronomical wages off the books.

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