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Gary Neville blasts reports that United are preparing to sell most of their first-team players this summer

Gary Neville has blasted recent reports claiming most of Manchester United’s squad are up for sale in the summer transfer window. 

The Red Devils have had a disappointing season under manager Erik ten Hag. 

United are sixth in the Premier League table, 13 points behind the top four. They also made an early exit from the Champions League.

The club’s new co-owners INEOS are reportedly preparing to sell most of their first-team players this summer, excluding Kobbie Mainoo, Alejandro Garnacho and Rasmus Hojlund. 

However, Ten Hag vehemently denied those claims in his recent press conference, labelling the reports as ‘a joke’. 

Talking to Sky Sports News, former United star Gary Neville said it was ‘impossible’ that the club would be planning to sell the entire squad. 

He said: “I’m not surprised [Ten Hag’s reaction] at that and I sat down with Ten Hag yesterday. I had a long sit down with him for Sky, and I asked him about that particular point and he said something similar.

“He almost said, ‘If I had a pound for every time I saw a ridiculous headline’, and he said, ‘How can every player be for sale?’, he almost explained it.

“And to be fair, you know it’s not true. I mean Mainoo is not for sale, there’s no way that man can be sold so every player can’t be for sale, it’s impossible.

“There’s no way United could sell their best young players. Rasmus Hojlund is not going to be for sale.”

Apart from Mainoo, Garnacho and Hojlund, several other players have been performing well and deserve to stay at Old Trafford. 

Bruno Fernandes has consistently delivered excellent displays since joining United in 2020. 

The Portuguese hasn’t been at the top of his game this season, but he has still tallied 10 goals and seven assists in 33 Premier League appearances. 

Andre Onana endured a difficult start at Old Trafford following his summer move from Inter Milan. 

But the Cameroon international has made a huge comeback in recent months and has been excellent between the sticks.

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