Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the exit of four players this summer according to the report from the Daily Mirror.
It was revealed that Solskjaer is determined to make a big clear out this summer and at least four players are likely to be victims.
Juan Manuel Mata, Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo and Romelu Lukaku could leave Manchester United this summer according to the aforementioned publication.
Manchester United had a season to forget after missing out on a trophy as well as Champions League football.
The Red Devils ended the just concluded Premier League campaign in sixth position after a five-game winless run till the end of the season.
Spanish playmaker Juan Mata will be a free agent this summer and several clubs are already on his trail.
European clubs like Barcelona, Newcastle United, Arsenal are all keen to take him on a free transfer upon the expiration of his contract at Manchester United.
Italian international Matteo Darmian has seen little action at Manchester United in the last one year and he has been linked with a return to Italy with clubs like Inter Milan and Juventus.
Marcos Rojo had battled with fitness problems in the past months and the Argentine international could leave Old Trafford this summer.
On his own part, Belgian international Lukaku has been linked with Inter Milan despite the fact that he has three years left on his Manchester United contract.
New Bruno Fernandes already found at Man United
Man United have been all agog with the presence of Portuguese star Bruno Fernandes has he has come in to deliver good performances on the pitch for the club.
The Red Devils secured the services of the midfielder from Sporting Lisbon and there has not been any regret as he has become a force in the team, scoring goals and delivering assists. More to the results he has helped to improve is the fact that he has brought out the best of controversial France international Paul Pogba, as well as helping him to settle at the club.
However, Man United fans have reasons to be happy as they might have gotten a new Bruno Fernandes in the club with like-performance and quality.
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Hannibal Mejbri is the young 17-year-old that has been tipped to step into the shoes of Bruno Fernandes in no time. He joined the Red Devils academy from French Ligue 1 outfit Monaco just 12 months ago and has attracted a lot of attention with his performances.
The analysis rates him as the sixth on the ranking of midfielders at the Old Trafford, starting from the senior team which makes him closer to working with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Hannibal Mejbri will continue his progress with Man United and will continue to learn from the Portuguese international.
Man United in advanced talks with biggest summer transfer target, not Sancho
Man United have been linked with a number of names ahead of the summer transfer window and with the latest reports, they are making progress with one of the biggest names.
It is claimed that the Red Devils are in advance talks with Federico Chiesa, according to Italian publication, Corriere Fiorentino. It is reported that Man United have agreed to pay a fee of £50 million to Viola to land their 22-year-old star in this summer transfer window.
The young lad has been impressive so far, scoring six goals and providing three assists for his team this term to make him get the attention he has from Europe.
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A major challenge is that Federico Chiesa is reportedly not sure if he should make a move away from Viola this term and he is considering all options before giving his nod to the deal.
Federico Chiesa seeks to be sure he would be handed a regular playing time in the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer team because he wants to represent his country in competitions and that will be a major criterion.
Meanwhile, Man United’s summer transfer deals are highly dependent on their qualification to the Champions League next season, according to claims already made by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer breaks Man United fans heart with transfer claim
The hopes of Man United fans to have their club engage in the summer transfer market might have been shattered by the claim credited to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Red Devils boss confessed that the transfer plans of the club are unknown at the moment because of a number of factors. According to him, the extent of activities in the market will be highly dependent on the position of the team on the EPL log at the end of the season.
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Should the Red Devils fail to secure qualification to the Champions League, they might not be able to land some of their targets.
Man United are currently off the top four positions and the fight to earn a place is ongoing but a difficult one. They will be hoping to displace Leicester City with few games left.
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and Aston Villa star Jack Grealish are amongst the names already mentioned to be on the wanted list of the club in the summer window.
This, therefore, means that Man United may be forced to change their transfer plan and move for other targets or remain with some of their players if they fail to secure Champions League football.
Why Man United should not celebrate form yet
Man United have enjoyed good runs of results in their fixtures, especially with the restart of the Premier League.
They are yet to suffer any defeat in about 16 games across all competition and the goal margins in recent games have spoken volumes.
Suggestions by Gary Neville, a former player is that they have enjoyed good fixtures that have come with no real challenge.
According to Neville, the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer team will need to play one of the top teams like Liverpool and Man City to be sure they are now at their best.
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While noting that his former team have been comfortable, Neville is happy the Red Devils will face a test from Leicester City who are ahead of them. According to him, The Foxes have done well this season to deserve where they are and they will give United a good test.
Neville is, therefore, optimistic that the Red Devils will finish in the top four should they continue with their fine form by winning their remaining games left in the season.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils stand the chance of facing a real test in the competitions aside the EPL to prove their supposed quality in coming weeks.
The analysis that has been unfair to Man United
English Premier League club Man United have been enjoying great form and this goes with the rise of a number of youngsters in the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.
While new recruit Bruno Fernandes is being praised alongside Paul Pogba for their fine form and contribution, the names of young lads in the team have also been blasted.
Mason Greenwood tops the list of the youngsters in the team owing to his awesome performance since the restart of the season, with many pundits singing his praise.
However, Owen Hargreaves is of the opinion that the analysis of youngsters at the Old Trafford has been unfair to Phil Foden, hailing the lad as a more interesting and special player.
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According to the former Man United player, Foden is more special than any kid at Man United.
Owen Hargreaves recalls when he was at Man City for a coaching course, he stated that Foden was with the U14 and was half the size of everyone in the team but he was the best, stressing that he had to be clever to be ahead.
He added that Foden scores four to five goals in each training session.
Admitting that Foden has grown, the former Man United player rates him as the most co-ordinated player whose age shows that he is doing more than everyone.
However, he expressed delight that with these young talents, the England national team can boast of a good future, citing the likes of James Maddison, Jack and Mason Greenwood.
Chelsea, United to battle for Pellistri
Two English Premier League clubs Chelsea and Man United are set for a battle off the pitch over the signature of Panarol teenage star Facundo Pellistri ahead of the summer transfer window.
Both clubs are keen on the star player and have set a target of the summer transfer window to snap him up.
Facundo Pellistri has impressed with his Uruguayan club and could be set for Europe with interests growing over his signature.
Italian Serie A champions Juventus are also reported to have been monitoring Facundo Pellistri and will make a bid for him in the summer window.
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His Uruguayan club are willing to let him go for a £10 million fee which all suitors are willing to pay but Chelsea is tipped to be favourites, reason why manager Frank Lampard is making efforts to act fast.
Both Man United and Chelsea will be busy in this summer transfer window as they look to compete for titles in the coming season.
The Blues team has already confirmed two signings, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech from RB Leipzig and Ajax respectively but are looking to add more while Man United is focused on finishing the season before engaging in the summer transfer market.
Pogba refuses to debunk Real Madrid links
This is not the first time Real Madrid will be linked to Man United midfielder Paul Pogba and this time, the speculations have come out strong.
It is reported that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is unhappy that the club was unable to snap up the signature of his France compatriot and is ready to make it happen this time.
This is coming when Paul Pogba is having life interesting at the Old Trafford as he is now in good form, with the club also recording wins.
After their win against Aston Villa, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the World Cup winner were faced with questions of what holds for the future.
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In his reply, the former Juventus player refused to dismissed that he will not be making a move to Real Madrid. He only made mention of Man United’s ambitions at the moment.
Pogba answered by saying he wants to help Man United win double silverware, adding that he is just recovering from injury and hopes to get back strong into the team.
Commentators have argued that Paul Pogba could still be nursing his dream of playing for Real Madrid under manager Zinedine Zidane but that could not be an immediate project for him.
It is claimed he could be considering the possibility in the future, having earlier made it public that one of his career targets is to play for Real Madrid.
Sanchez’s Man United fate could have been decided
It is feared that the fate of Chile international Alexis Sanchez at Man United could have been decided already ahead of the summer transfer window.
The Chile international joined Man United from Arsenal and has failed to live up to expectation. He has struggled to deliver the form he was known for at the Emirates Stadium with Arsenal and Barcelona.
This made the Red Devils force him out on loan to Italian Serie A outfit where he spent the last 12 months. Inter Milan are already considering an option of another loan deal for a year but reports claim Man United are no longer interested.
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It is reported that Man United have already decided to sell the player on a permanent deal. His £500,000 weekly wage has been a burden to the club and they are willing to let go of it in this summer window as they cannot get his fine performance in return.
However, Man United will struggle to offload the former Arsenal player because most clubs have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and will not be able to meet with his asking price, as well as pay his high weekly wage.
Sanchez must be ready to take a pay cut to be able to sanction a deal with a new club ahead of the coming season.