Senior Manchester United officials will reportedly consult with interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the fate of five players in the Red Devils squad.
The Daily Express revealed that the Manchester United hierarchy will seek the opinion of Solskjaer on whether to let the players go on a free transfer or offer them a contract extension to commit their long-term futures to the club.
The five players in question include Juan Manuel Mata, Ander Herrera, Antonio Valencia, Andreas Pereira and Phil Jones.
Ex-Manchester United striker Solskjaer was appointed the club manager on an interim basis in December until the end of this season and he’s not expected to stay beyond with Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino lined up as the next permanent manager for the Red Devils.
Despite the fact that he won’t stay beyond this season, the interim Manchester United manager will have a say in their futures.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made an excellent start to his managerial career with the club with five wins from five games in all competitions.
He recorded his fifth win in a row in the FA Cup third round clash with English Championship side Reading at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
Mata (pen) and Lukaku scored either side of the halftime interval to give Manchester United a 2-0 victory.