Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag wants a more ruthless clear-out of the squad during this summer’s transfer window, according to Manchester Evening News.
The Red Devils spent around £213 million on five permanent signings last summer but they managed to recoup just £11.5m from player sales.
There will be more emphasis on outgoings this time around and Ten Hag wants the club to be ‘ruthless’ by offloading a number of outcasts.
As per Manchester Evening News, Alex Telles, Anthony Martial, Brandon Williams and Harry Maguire will be available for sale when the transfer window reopens.
Eric Bailly could likewise be available in the transfer market if he does not hit the appearance milestone to trigger Marseille’s obligation to buy him after his loan stint.
United are also expected to part ways with goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who came up with an explosive interview targeting the club at the start of the campaign.
Meanwhile, it is reported that Ten Hag is becoming increasingly impatient over Jadon Sancho, who has made just five starts since the World Cup break.
United need to recoup funds to boost transfer budget
United are currently in a tight situation with Financial Fair Play due to the lack of funds from player sales.
Hence, they need to cash in on players this summer and in our opinion, they could easily recoup more than £100m by selling their out-of-favour stars.
Henderson is probably the most valuable of the six players mentioned above but he may not have a future with United after his interview last summer.
The England international said that he was treated as a ‘criminal’ and a ‘caged animal’ and there appears no way back for the club graduate after such comments.
Meanwhile, Sancho does not face the risk of being sold by the club but next season could be a make-or-break for him, judging by Ten Hag’s growing frustration.
United paid a hefty £75m to sign him from Borussia Dortmund in July 2021, but he has registered just 10 goals and four assists from 64 games in all competitions.
In comparison, he was a revelation during his time in Germany. He bagged 50 goals and 64 assists from just 137 appearances for Dortmund in all competitions.
Ten Hag has recently tried to experiment with Sancho in multiple roles. The 23-year-old needs to find his feet sooner rather than later to salvage his Red Devils career.
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