Manchester United are set to have a new co-owner next week with Sir Jim Ratcliffe set to take over the footballing operations of the club.
The British billionaire is expected to make major changes in the coming months as he wants to make the Red Devils a force to reckon with in the Premier League and Europe once again.
Some players will likely leave in January and in the summer transfer window, and Roy Keane has named the nine players he wants Man United to ditch.
The former Red Devils captain was playing a game of ‘Keep, Last Straw or Ditch’ on The Overlap alongside Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Ian Wright.
He chose ‘Ditch’ when Victor Lindelof, Antony, Raphael Varane, Diogo Dalot, Sofyan Amrabat, Christian Eriksen, Harry Maguire, Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial were mentioned.
Maguire is the only one out of the aforementioned players who has managed to impress this term, but he is 30 years of age, and Man United should be preparing for life without the England international by recruiting younger centre-backs.
Amrabat put in a solid shift against Chelsea last night, but the Morocco international midfielder has largely struggled since joining the club on loan from Fiorentina in the summer.
It will take some incredible performances over the coming months for him to secure a permanent move.
Sancho is expected to leave in January having fallen out of favour with manager Erik ten Hag, while Martial and Lindelof are unlikely to get their contracts extended.
Antony has failed to prove that he has what it takes to play for Man United, with zero goals and assists to his name in 15 games across all competitions this term.
Varane and Eriksen should also be moved on as they are past their prime, but a case could be made for Dalot.
The 24-year-old still has a lot to offer and is capable of turning into a quality full-back if he improves some of the aspects of his attacking game.
Man United really need a major squad rebuilding if they want to start winning silverware anytime soon, and Ratcliffe needs to get in a director of football capable of identifying the perfect players for such a big club.
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